Prior to the 2017 Oscars, all the directors nominated in the foreign language film category issued a joint statement on the Trump travel ban. David Robertson is a big fan of foreign films, but he's not such a great fan of the kind of sloppy thinking they used in their statement so can't help explaining more in episode 100 of Quantum.
"Human rights are not something you have to apply for. They simply exist – for everybody. For this reason, we dedicate this award to all the people, artists, journalists and activists who are working to foster unity and understanding, and who uphold freedom of expression and human dignity – values whose protection is now more important than ever. By dedicating the Oscar to them, we wish to express to them our deep respect and solidarity."
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A Gay Disney Film?
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Majority Of Scots MSPs Support The TIE Campaign.
The Rising Tide of Paedophilia.
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Peter Tatchell's 1997 letter to the Guardian - Peter Tatchell and Dares to Speak
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