Oscar foreign language nominees issue joint statement on travel ban – video

The six directors whose films are nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony have released a joint statement condemning “the climate of fanaticism and nationalism” rising in the US and around the world. On the red carpet ahead of the event ‘Tanna’ co-director Bentley Dean said the filmmakers had chosen to take action after seeing “thousands of people on the streets protesting” against “some mad man coming up with some racist, stupid idea”