Oscar-nominated director can’t attend ceremony due to Trump ban: Iranian group
The director tof an Iranian film that is nominated for an Oscar will not be able to attend the ceremony due to President Donald Trump’s executive order signed of Friday night.
According to a tweet from Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), director Asghar Farhadi is no longer allowed to enter the United States to see his film, The Salesman” honored.
“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,” Parsi wrote on Twitter.
Farhardi previously won the Best Foreign Film award for 2012’s critically aclaimed “A Separation.”
Muslim-majority Iran was on the list of countries Trump included of his list limiting entry into the United States, along with banning refugees from Syria.