Thousands of film fans gathered in London's Trafalgar Square for a screening of a film by an Iranian director who was nominated for an Oscar but is boycotting the Academy Awards in protest over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban policies.
On February 26, just hours before the start of the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, as many as 10,000 people gathered in London for the outdoor screening of The Salesman by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.
Farhadi's movie is among the nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 2017 Oscars.
Farhadi refused to attend the Oscars in protest at Trump's executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Farhadi announced last month that he would not attend the Oscar Awards on February 26 even if the U.S. government gave him special permission to travel.
Iran is one of the seven countries on Trump's travel ban list.
The Iranian filmmaker stuck by his decision even after a U.S. federal court ruled against the travel ban.
London Film Screening Backs Oscar-Nominated Iranian Director
Family In Buryatia Grieves Over Son Killed In Ukraine War: 'If We Stop Now, What Has It Been For?'2
Russia Bans 963 Prominent Americans From Entering Russia3
Buzzing, But Not With Tourists: Crimea Suffers As Russians Avoid Region Over War4
Montenegro's $1 Billion Highway Faces Uncertain Future After Years Of Delays5
'Putin Only Understands Force,' Says Ukrainian Ex-President In Call For United Response Against Russia6
Ukrainian Teachers Balk As Moscow Seeks To Impose 'Russian Standards' In Occupied Territories7
'Putin Is The Devil!' Daghestani Schoolgirl Protests Ukraine War At Graduation Ceremony8
Living Under The Cross: A New Architectural Tradition Rises In The Tbilisi Suburbs9
Russian Soldier Sentenced To Life In Prison In First War Crimes Case Since Ukraine Invasion10
Live Briefing: Russia Invades Ukraine