‘ Last Men in Aleppo’ Filmmakers Toss Hail Mary for Travel Visas
Desperate times require desperate procedures– developers of for the Oscar-nominated movie, “ Last Men in Aleppo,” are hoping celebration invites will encourage feds to authorize their travel from Syria to the United States.
If you have not heard … manufacturer Kareem Abeed, director Hassan Kattan and cinematographers Fadi Al Halabi and Thaer Mohamad are from Syria, and they’re disallowed from concerning the United States for the Academy Awards due to President Trump‘s travel restriction.
The filmmakers understand exceptions can be produced uncommon scenarios, and we’re informed their Hail Mary includes protecting as lots of Oscar celebration invites as possible. They wish to provide the files to regional consulates Tuesday in Europe.
Their argument, we’re informed, will be that they have genuine organisation needs to remain in L.A. prior to, throughout and after the Oscars.
Two of the people, Hassan and Fadi, went through this in 2015 when their documentary short, “The White Helmets” won an Oscar. They were not present to accept due to the travel restriction.