Academy Stands by Iranian Oscar Nominee Asghar Farhadi in Face of Trump Travel Ban

A day after President Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement denouncing the ban, which may prevent Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi from attending the 89th Academy Awards, where his new drama “The Salesman” is nominated for best foreign language film.

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