Blasphemy on the Big Screen

When the film LADY OF HEAVEN was released, there were vigorous protests and Cineworld withdrew the film. What was going on?
14 September 2022
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by Claire Curran, David Perry.


Worshippers at sunset


There is no orthodoxy that could not have been construed as blasphemous when it started. Christianity was accused by Jews of being blasphemous for proclaiming Jesus as divine, and Muhammad was criticised by his polytheistic Arab contemporaries for preaching monotheism. So how do the movies come into it? Emanuelle Degli Esposti and Mohammed Ahmed explain...


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