Hollywood rallies to support Iranian Asghar Farhadi, barred from Oscars by Muslim ban

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Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won’t be able to attend the Academy Awards in February after President Donald Trump put a halt to U.S. travel from seven Muslim countries on Friday, and Hollywood is rallying support. 

The director is nominated in the foreign-language category for his film The Salesman. He won the Oscar in 2012 for his film A Separation

Trump’s executive order bans entry into the United States for 90 days for people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. The Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26. 

Asghar Farhadi is the best dramatist in the world. The Oscars should not be held without him in attendance.

— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) January 28, 2017 Read more…

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