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Protest in place of Oscar party: stars call for openness to the world

Movie stars like Jodie Foster and Michael J. Fox have it at a protest in Beverly Hills for the freedom of the press and for the rights of immigrants and minorities.

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Movie stars like Jodie Foster (54) and Michael J. Fox (55) have it at a protest in Beverly Hills for the freedom of the press and for the rights of immigrants and minorities. The agency UTA (United Talent Agency) had asked to take part in the action “United Voices”, to which Friday (local time) more than 1,500 people were present.

The immigratiestop of the Us president, Donald Trump for certain countries lead the agency to its traditional Oscar-party to cancel and the feestbudget to refugees and burgerrrechtenorganisaties to donate.

The meeting was not the only protest: the German Oscar-nominated Maren Ade (“Toni Erdmann”), together with the other directors who are nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film, is a statement for openness in the world. The filmmakers condemn in the statement “the climate of bigotry and nationalism that we have today in the United States and many other countries, in parts of the population and, most regrettably, with leading politicians”.

The signatories include the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“The Salesman”), which is also at UTA is connected. In protest against the decree of Trump, he has his participation in the Oscar ceremony will be cancelled.

Friday he sent via video from Tehran a message to the meeting in Beverly Hills. Farhadi said excited about the support and solidarity of the filmmaking.

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