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Director Asghar Farhadi refused to attend the Academy Awards due to Trump’s ban on immigration.

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The Director of the movie ‘The Salesman’ which is nominated in the Academy Awards, Asghar Farhadi refused to attend the Award function this year because of the US President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration of Muslims in United States. Farhidi said that earlier despite the unjust circumstances which were raised for the immigrants, he was determined to attend this event with his cinematographer, but now after this ban on immigration, his presence will be accompanied with ifs and buts which would not at all be acceptable to him.

In his statement he said, “For years on both sides of the ocean, groups of hardliners have tried to present to their people unrealistic and fearful images of various nations and cultures in order to turn their differences into disagreements, their disagreements into enmities and their enmities into fears. Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behaviour by narrow-minded individuals.”

Farhidi concluded his speech with a message in his words,

To humiliate one nation with the pretext of guarding the security of another is not a new phenomenon in history and has always laid the groundwork for the creation of future divide and enmity. I hereby express my condemnation of the unjust conditions forced upon some of my compatriots and the citizens of the other six countries trying to legally enter the United States of America and hope that the current situation will not give rise to further divide between nations.”

 

 

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