The Salesman

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Feb 2017 14:40:21


Iranian film The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi, who skipped the awards in protest of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

In his statement, which was read out at the ceremony, he said, “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhuman law that bans entry of immigrants to the US.”