The oscar nominated director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi is denied entry into the united states – after Donald Trump’s new visumstopp.
He will not be able to participate at this year’s Oscars, according to multiple media.
“Hjärtekrossande and unacceptable,” writes the film festival Tribeca on Twitter.
On Friday wrote to Donald Trump in the high-profile executive order about the refugee and visumstopp. It has caused chaos, panic and anger around the world, including at airports.
One of the most affected by the new rules is Asghar Farhadi, writes multiple media.
He is an iranian film director and screenwriter. He is behind Iran’s contribution to the best foreign language film at this year’s Oscars: “The Salesman”.
academy-award-nominated have to get special permission
According to USA Today, the internationally acclaimed director to be able to participate in the Oscars at the end of February – if he does not get “special permission”.
the US’s new regulations mean, among other things flyktingstopp and visumstopp for visitors from seven countries in Africa and the Middle east: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
the Film industry has shown its outrage on social media after the decision.
the film Festival Tribeca tweet:
“this is hjärtekrossande and unacceptable”.
Swedish Trita Parsi, Irankännare and founder of the National Iran american council in the united states, also writes about the event:
Calls Oscarsvinnare to stand up for Farhadi
the Writer Wajahat Ali calls on everyone to use their time in the spotlight to stand up for Farhadi.
Asghar Farhadi received an Oscar for best foreign language film 2012, when he competed with “A Separation”. This year, he competed again in the category of best foreign language film – where even the Swedish “a man called Ove” is nominated.