Rules for screening and classifying film content in Saudi Arabia approved

An invitation-only screening at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, on April 18, 2018. (AP)

The Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media has approved the law for screening and classifying content for films to be shown in cinema theaters in the Kingdom.

Minister of Culture and Information Awwad al-Awwad is the chairman of the board of directors of the authority. According to the new rules, the screening and classifying of film content include six categories depending on the age of the audience.

Children under the age of 12 years will be barred from watching movies that contain scenes that are not fit for their age. According to the regulations, they will not be allowed to enter theaters unless they are accompanied by an adult guardian.

The directorate of the authority confirmed earlier that one of the goals of promoting the film sector is to protect the public from inappropriate content and support the production of positive films.

This article was first published by Saudi Gazette.

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