Through Their Powerful Message To Immigrants, The Stars At Oscars Prove That It's Time To Erase Borders
March 7, 2018 14:10 By Fabiosa
It’s impossible to imagine the Hollywood film industry without foreign-born talents. Actors, directors, producers – they all come to America from all over the world, bringing their profoundly different styles and contributing to movies’ success.
Different festivities start to acknowledge extraordinary talents, bestowing them with nominations. It’s essential to keep doors open, but will there be such an opportunity after the end of DACA program? This is the question that the 90th Academy Awards raises.
Showing Hollywood's support
When Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani (both immigrants) took the stage to present the award for Best Production Design, they could not help but give a shout-out to all undocumented immigrants who struggle with getting a permanent citizenship. As we all know, President Trump ended the program that allowed them remain in the country. And many are concerned about it.
Referring to the DREAM Act, the actors gave a touching speech, showing that they stand up for all immigrants:
Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood, and dreams are the foundation of America. To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you.
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 5, 2018
But they were not the only ones to show their support
When Guillermo del Toro received the award for his film, The Shape of Water, the Mexican director also mentioned that he is an immigrant, just like hundreds of his peers in Hollywood.
And by letting new talents in, we can erase borders and make the world a better place. What do you think about it?