‘Nominated Iranian filmmaker not at the Oscars by Trump-measure’

‘Nominated Iranian filmmaker not at the Oscars by Trump-measure’

The Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi probably can’t go to the ceremony because of the new measure by president Donald Trump.

By the travel ban that Trump has set up for people from seven Islamic countries, including Iran, will Farhadi probably not succeed the United State.

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, an organization for Iranian Americans, said on Twitter that Farhadi is not at the ceremony.

Farhadi is with his film Forushande (The Salesman) was nominated in the category best non-English film. It is his second Oscar-nomination. In 2012, he won in the same category with Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (The Separation).

Trump certain Friday that visitors from seven islamic countries in the coming three months are no longer welcome in the United States. It comes to people from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria. Trump wants in that way, radical muslims outside the US.


The main character in The Salesman, the Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, announced Thursday that they are not to the Oscar ceremony comes from a protest against Trump. That, she decided in a response to the – as yet – the intention of the president to immigrants from muslim countries to ward off.

“The denial of visas to people from Iran is racist”, wrote Alidoosti on Twitter. “As a protest I will not be present at the Academy Awards ceremony 2017.”

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