Magazine article Screen International

MPAA ‘Concerned’ over Trump Travel Ban

Magazine article Screen International

MPAA ‘Concerned’ over Trump Travel Ban

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The Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) on Monday joined Hollywood's chorus of disapproval in the wake of Friday's executive order by President Donald Trump.

The ban on US entry to citizens arriving from seven majority-Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan - has drawn from critics across all walks of life around the world, while former President Barack Obama said he was "heartened" by the response of US citizens.

Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards show was a highly politicised affair as winners spoke out against the White House's immigration policy.

The Academy Awards ceremony on February 26 is expected to serve up another platform for Hollywood dissent.

The MPAA's statement in full (chairman Chris Dodd is pictured):

"The U. …

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