On this Sunday, the 26th February, the 89th Oscars ceremony will take place in the USA. Asghar Farhadi, the incredibly talented, Oscar winning Iranian director who's film The Salesman is nominated for "best foreign-language film" has been denied entry to the US under Trump's Executive Order, also known as the 'Muslim Ban'.
In a great protest to this injustice, the Mayor Of London has arranged a free open air event in Trafalgar Square where Farhadi's film The Salesman will be screened. This free event is an opportunity for all of us to come together and embrace the diversity of London and celebrate the creative talent from all countries, cultures and communities.
It is with the greatest honour that I can say that The Law of the Sea will be screened alongside The Salesman at the event too, so its a massive thank you to Screen South and Random Acts and The Mayor of London for making this possible!
It is in the face of travel bans and closing borders coupled with the ever escalating war that we need to stand up and say London is open. It's events like these where we can collectively demonstrate that London is open to creative talent as well as people from all countries and all communities.
If you're about on Sunday from 3-7pm, come down to Trafalgar Square and join the stand against the travel ban and watch some great films!