On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending the migration of Syrian refugees and a handful of Middle Eastern nations into the United States.
Falling under the umbrella of Trump’s first action countering foreign terrorism, Iranian and Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi is unlikely to attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Farhadi wrote and directed The Salesman, a film revolving around an Iranian couple whose relationship begins to crumble as they prepare for an on-stage performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
The Salesman was nominated under the Best Foreign Language Film category, with Farhadi having previously won the award in 2012 for his film A Separation. Farhadi is the only Iranian director to claim the Oscar in such a category.
Prior to Farhadi’s impending disbarment, Taraneh Alidoosti, one of the stars of the film, had already expressed her intentions to boycott next month’s Academy Awards.
— Taraneh Alidoosti (@t_alidoosti) January 26, 2017
Confirmed: Iran’s Asghar Farhadi won’t be let into the US to attend Oscar’s. He’s nominated for best foreign language film…#MuslimBan
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) January 28, 2017
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