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'The White Helmets,' speaking about 'banned' Syria, wins Oscar

'The White Helmets,' speaking about 'banned' Syria, wins Oscar

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 : Looks like the 89th Academy Awards is all about trolling Trump and slamming his policies, especially 'travel ban order.'

But of course indirectly!

After Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's Oscar win, now 'The White Helmets' wins the golden statuette for ' Documentary Short Subjects.'

'The White Helmets' speaks about a group of rescue workers, who courageously saved over 82,000 lives in Syria.

On this note, Syria is one of those seven-Muslim countries, which was banned immigration in the United States, early this month, by the Trump administration.

My absence is out of respect for people of my country: Asghar Farhadi wins 'Best Foreign Film' Oscar

My absence is out of respect for people of my country: Asghar Farhadi wins 'Best

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 : Art is beyond politics and policies- proves Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's winning Oscar in the ' Best Foreign Film' category for 'The Salesman.'

44-year-old actor, who boycotted the event, protesting the U.S President Donald Trump's travel ban policy, labels Trump's order as "inhuman."

To accept the honour and speak on his behalf at the 89th Academy Awards, Farhadi sent Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian, and first self-funded woman in world who went to space.

Protests against Trump's travel ban is 'powerful': Asghar Farhadi

Protests against Trump's travel ban is 'powerful': Asghar Farhadi

Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 27 : Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who is showing his displeasure against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban by not attending the Oscars this year, feels global protest to this ban is powerful.

The 44 year-old, while talking to 10,000 protestors in London said that solidarity in the face of the ban across different parts of the world "has developed into a powerful and unified movement," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

#Oscars2017: Foreign-Language film nominees criticize Fanaticism and Nationalism

#Oscars2017: Foreign-Language film nominees criticize Fanaticism and Nationalism

Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 25 : Hollywood has been really vocal about all the wrong decisions taken by the US government, recently. Now, all the six directors whose films have been nominated for the best foreign-language film Oscar, criticizing politicians for creating divisive walls.

The Hollywood Reporter reported, the six directors have issued a statement condemning "the climate of fanaticism and nationalism we see today in the U.S. and in so many other countries, in parts of the population and, most unfortunately of all, among leading politicians."

Iranian Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi gets free London premiere as knock back to US travel ban

Iranian Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi gets free London premiere as knock back

London [UK], Feb. 15 : Art is mightier than sword, when it comes to protest against some socio-political issue.

It will once again be proved when, hours before the Oscar night, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's Oscar nominated film 'The Salesman' will have a free premiere screening at Trafalgar Square, London.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is all set to organise a screening of the film, which was affected by Donald Trump's travel ban, reports The Guardian.

Asghar Farhadi at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival Day 5

Asghar Farhadi at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival Day 5

Asghar Farhadi at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival Day 5 in Mumbai on Monday, October 21st, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

Farhadi's 'The Past' gets standing ovation in Mumbai

Farhadi's 'The Past' gets standing ovation in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 22 - Oscar winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" drew a keen audience, which remained glued to their seats till almost 11 p. m. Monday and stood in unison to applaud the director's vision behind the film, screened at the Mumbai Film Festival here.

Audiences queued up outside the 736-seater Liberty cinemas one hour before the show began, and sure enough, it was houseful. Viewers from seventeen to seventy raved about the film, which is Iran's entry for the Oscar's best foreign film category this year.

Indian cinema shouldn't lose originality: Iranian film-maker

Indian cinema shouldn't lose originality: Iranian film-maker

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, known for Oscar-winning film "A Separation", Monday said that Indian cinema shouldn't try to imitate Hollywood or European cinema, but continue catering to everybody.

"I think Indian cinema should not lose its originality by trying to imitate other film industries. It should continue making films and shouldn't try to imitate Hollywood or European cinema because then we all will be making same kind of films, which we don't want," Farhadi said.