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October 1, 2002


The Iranian filmmaker who wins

The Iranian filmmaker who wins awards for pretty much everything he does Abbas Kiarostami couldn't get a visa in time to make the New York Film Festival, which is happening right now. There's a mandatory 3-month background check on many travelers from Muslim countries. [login required] In solidarity, a Finnish filmmaker boycotted the festival, and said, if the US doesn't want "an Iranian, they will hardly have any use for a Finn, either. We do not even have the oil."

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