U.S. Visa Ban Prevents Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi from Attending Oscars

Many Hollywood celebrities and/or filmmakers are unsurprisingly more outspoken about political and social issues than ever right now, in the wake of the current political climate in the U.S. (and, by extension, the world at large). Several films that are in the running for the Best Picture Oscar category at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony also focus heavily on social/political issues, be they institutionalized racism (Hidden Figures), economic hardships (Hell or High Water,

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