Monday, February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017: Watch Iranian Nominee Wining best Foreign Picture to Ridicule Trump

The Muslim filmmaker directed The Salesman, which won Best Foreign Language Film at .

Anousheh Ansari, who presented the award, read out Farhadi’s statement from abroad, which referenced President Trump’s immigration ban for seven majority Muslim countries.

It said: “It's a great honour to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. 

“I’m sorry I'm not with you tonight, my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of the other six countries who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans immigrants from seven countries to the US.”

Thousands of people attended the free screening in protest of Trump’s immigration ban.

Also absent from that event, Ansari sent a recorded message to the gathered crowds.

He said: “Despite our different religions, cultures and nationalities, we are all citizens of the world.

He added: “I am there in spirit and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”

 



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