US immigration ban may stop Iranian director from attending Oscars

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Ashgar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ is one of 5 best foreign language film nominees

 

US President Donald Trump’s ban on the entry of people from seven countries may prevent Iranian director Ashgar Farhadi from attending the 89th Oscar Awards next month.

Farhadi’s “The Salesman” is one of five movies vying for best foreign language film.

Iran is one of the seven Muslim countries that citizens Trump has banned from entering the US in the next three months.

Although Farhadi had no comment yet on the travel ban, it was an official of the National Iranian American Council who brought up the situation.




Earlier, Iraqi actress Taraneh Alidoosti said she will boycott the Oscar Awards because of Trump’s visa ban calling it as racist move. Alidoosti is the lead actress in “The Salesman.”

“The Salesman” is about a high school teacher hunting down the one who attacked his wife in their apartment.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organizes the Oscar Awards, said in a statement: “The Academy celebrates achievement in the art of filmmaking, which seeks to transcend borders and speak to audiences around the world, regardless of national, ethnic, or religious differences. As supporters of filmmakers—and the human rights of all people—around the globe, we find it extremely troubling that Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning film from Iran A Separation, along with the cast and crew of this year’s Oscar-nominated film The Salesman, could be barred from entering the country because of their religion or country of origin.”

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