‘The Zone of Interest’ director makes Gaza statement during Oscars acceptance speech

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LOS ANGELES: One of the only award winners to directly acknowledge the war in Gaza onstage, “The Zone of Interest” director Jonathan Glazer called out Israel’s bombardment of Gaza while accepting the Academy Award for Best International Film.

“All our choices were made to reflect and confront us in the present,” writer-director Glazer told the audience, who had honored him with a standing ovation upon his win. “Our film shows where dehumanization leads at its worst.”

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