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All 6 Oscar nominees for best foreign film wrote a letter denouncing “fanaticism and nationalism among leading politicians” in the U.S.

Here is the text of the letter released by ABC News:

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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the premiere of his film, "The Salesman, in Paris. The motion picture academy calls "extremely troubling," the possible visa ban of Iranian director Farhadi, whose feature film "The Salesman" is nominated for a best foreign language Oscar. In a statement released Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressed concern that Farhadi and his cast and crew may not be permitted to attend next month's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles following President Trump's plan to temporarily suspend issuing visas for people from Iran and six other Muslim countries. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the Paris premiere of his film, “The Salesman” which won the 2017 Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi was not allowed to attend the Academy Awards ceremony because of the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

5 comments on “All 6 Oscar nominees for best foreign film wrote a letter denouncing “fanaticism and nationalism among leading politicians” in the U.S.

  1. Jerry
    February 28, 2017

    Farhadi was not blocked by Trump’s Muslim travel ban because the Court of Appeals had already blocked the implementation of the ban. Farhadi did not attend the Academy Awards in protest.

    I am not a Trump fan, not in the least. That is all the more reason we must be careful not to overstate our claims. Trump can and will hang himself, he doesn’t our help, just our careful observation and propagation of the news.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Vox Populi
    February 27, 2017

    The memory of the McCarthy-era blacklist is still strong in Hollywood.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Vox Populi
    February 27, 2017

    Good point, Eva!

    Like

  4. Eva Simms
    February 27, 2017

    Where are the US undersigners?

    Liked by 1 person

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