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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Iranian Oscar Contender: I'll Boycott Awards Over Trump's 'Racist' Visa Ban


By The Guardian, Jan. 206, 2017 
The lead actor in an Iranian drama nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category has said she will boycott this year’s ceremony over Donald Trump’s expected decision to impose visa bans on Iranians.
 
Taraneh Alidoosti, who takes a central role in Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman about a couple whose relationship is thrown into disarray after an intruder surprises her in the shower, said she considered the blanket ban on her fellow countrymen to be racist. She would boycott the awards ceremony, the actor said, even if she was excluded from the ban – despite it being the first time she has qualified to attend.
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