A Syrian cinematographer has been barred from entering the United States to attend the Oscars

The White Helmets is a Netflix documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject. According to the AP, the film’s cinematographer, Khaled Khateeb, will not be permitted to enter the United States to attend the ceremony after authorities found “derogatory information” during his background check.

The AP reports that it reviewed internal documents in which the Department of Homeland Security decided to block the cinematographer from flying to Los Angeles.

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