The Iranian star of Oscar-nominated film, The Salesman (watch a clip below), Taraneh Alidoosti said on Thursday that she would boycott the upcoming Oscars award ceremony on February 26 in protest to Donald Trump’s Iranophobia, and anti-Muslim rants.
“Land of Mine” from Denmark, “A Man Called Ove” from Sweden, “Tanna” from Australia, and “Toni Erdmann” from Germany are other contenders for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has said that he cannot feel happy over winning a nomination for his acclaimed drama The Salesman at the Academy Awards while his country is drowning in grief over the death of a number of Iranian firefighters in Tehran’s Plasco Building collapse.
“This a great honor that I see Iran among the countries that made the best foreign language films,” Farhadi said.
Alidoosti, 33, is the first star to announce the boycott of 2016 Oscars.
Alidoosti, a multi-award winning actress is one of the top female actors in Iran. In addition to entertainment, she is also involved in Islamic Feminism.
Pointing out Donald Trump’s recent executive orders include provisions to ban visas for nationals entering the United States from anti-Israel Muslim countries such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan. All these Muslim-majority nations have been bombed or invaded by the US and its allies for Israel.
Sudan which was accused of having Iranian arms manufacturing facility in Khartoum by Israel – and divided into two countries based on Jewish lies, has now become a ‘moderate African nation’ after it broke-up diplomatic relations with Islamic Iran. So much so that Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz (September 7, 2016) reported: “Israel urges US and Europe to bolster ties with Sudan.”
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in an exclusive interview he gave to Mohammed Sheikh Ibrahim of Eurnews, published on February 16, 2015, claimed that the US and the Zionist entity created and run anti-Muslim militant groups ISIL and Boko Haram.