Illusionist Moein Al Bastaki says his craft has been shunned by media in his home country and is hoping a “more open-minded society” would accommodate his tricks:

A daredevil escapologist eager to bust his way out of a makeshift grave has vowed to take his stunt overseas and defy his doubters after being shunned by UAE TV channels.

Infamous illusionist Moein Al Bastaki, who has become well-known for his wizardry on Arabic television, says local producers panned his plans to be submerged in a sand-filled tank and branded it culturally insensitive.

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“Being buried alive is the next step for me, it is a big challenge and I will do it. But here, the channels are not interested. Many people in the UAE think it is wrong, they think it is alluding to putting yourself in a grave and dying and coming back to life. People don’t agree with it. They think it is too risky and controversial. So I am approaching channels abroad, maybe Lebanon – they are more open minded.”

It would be interesting to see if any Lebanese channels do pick-up the act.

Magician Moein Al Bastaki wants to be buried alive and is looking towards Lebanon to to broadcast his performance.

Magician Moein Al Bastaki wants to be buried alive and is looking towards Lebanon to broadcast his performance.