Wonder Woman has been the topic of discussion in Lebanon this week, and following several debates - the film has officially been banned.
The decision to ban the American superhero film - based on the DC Comics character - was made by a six-member Ministry of Economy committee for featuring an actress who is not only Israeli, but also a strong supporter of the Israeli army.
Following the news, a number of Lebanese bloggers expressed outrage, the reason being censorship in Lebanon.
But, this isn't just your regular case of censorship. Gal Gadot served in the Israeli army and lead a military offensive against Gaza, which left thousands dead.
"Yes, censorship is a problem in Lebanon, but let’s not confuse freedom with complicity," Lebanese blogger Nadine Mazloum - founder of the Newsroom Nomad - wrote in a Facebook post.
Wonder Woman is not the first film to be banned in the country.
1. Spotlight (2016)
Spotlight, an Oscar-winning feature film that tells the story of journalists in the Boston Globe who exposed the scandal of child molestation within the Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, was banned in Lebanon in 2016.
The film itself, however was not banned by Lebanon's government. At the time, many suspected the ban was a case of self-censorship on the part of distributors.
"Technically, the distributors performed an act of self-censorship," Farah Wahab, a project coordinator at MARCH - a group that campaigns against censorship, told The Global Post.
2. The Attack (2013)
Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's The Attack was banned in Lebanon in 2013.
The film was based on a best-selling novel by Algerian writer Yasmine Khadra and tells the story of a secular Palestinian doctor living in Tel Aviv who is trying to understand why his wife had committed a suicide attack.
The Attack was filmed in Israel and Doueiri knew he was going against the Lebanese law that prohibits citizens from traveling to Israel or doing business with Israelis.
"To set things straight, I did shoot part of the film in Tel Aviv because this is where part of the story takes place. I used Israeli actors because also these were the artistic choices that I have made. And I have no regret and no apologies whatsoever," said Doueiri, according to Naharnet.
At first, the Lebanese government informed Doueiri that the film would be allowed to screen in the country, but was banned soon after. He launched a petition against the ban, but then decided to brush it off because of family matters.
"It’s not the right time for me to get entangled with the Lebanese government," he told The New York Times.
"I have a 4-year-old daughter. If I were single, I would take that risk. But I can’t leave my daughter now."
The film also cast Israeli actress Reymonde Amsellem, which also caused a bit of a stir among fans.
3. Personal Affairs (2016)
Personal Affairs by Palestinian director Maha Haj was banned in 2016 from screening at the Beirut Film Festival because it was produced by an Israeli company and shot there.
The film tells the story of family life under Israeli occupation. The story centers around an old couple in Nazareth whose kids have been dispersed across multiple borders.
The film participated in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
4. I Say Dust (2016)
I Say Dust by Lebanese-American filmmaker Darine Hotait tells the story of two Arab-American women who fall in love, argue home and identity.
The film was not granted a permit to screen in Beirut at the Lebanese Film Festival, a decision taken by the General Security Censorship office because "homosexuality is against the law and a crime subject to law imprisonment."
The news came as a shock to Hotait at the time.
"I didn't really know what to think," said Hotait, according to LA Times.
"I always thought that I might be asked to remove [the kissing] scene from the film -- not that I was going to agree to that -- but I never thought that the film would be banned and not granted a [screening] permit completely."
5. Wasp (2015)
British film Wasp was banned from screening at the Beirut Film Festival in 2016. The director of the film, Lebanese-Swiss Philippe Audi-Dor, believed the reason it was banned was due to the film's "LGBT content."
The film is centered around a gay couple on holiday in the south of France who encounter a long-lost friend during their stay, ultimately disrupting the relationship of the couple.