The Salesman wint Oscar Beste Buitenlandse Film

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Fantastisch nieuws! The Salesman heeft tijdens The Academy Awards de Oscar voor Beste Buitenlandse Film gewonnen! The Salesman was afgelopen zomer de openingsfilm van het World Cinema Amsterdam festival en tevens winnaar van WCA Audience Award! Heb je de film toen gemist? Niet getreurd, The Salesman is dagelijks te zien in Rialto!

Regisseur Asghar Farhadi was uit protest niet aanwezig tijdens de uitreiking van The Academy Awards. De Amerikaans Iraanse zakenvrouw Anousheh Ansari las zijn statement: “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 inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US. Dividing the world into the “us” and “our enemies” categories creates fear. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever.”