ACADEMY of MOTION PICTURE ARTS and SCIENCES
Viana do C. 18.3.2003
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Dear Mr. Pierson,
I thank you for the invitation to Academy Awards Ceremony. However I am sure that You and the Academy are well aware that we are not living the most glorious moments of the history of the mankind. Therefore I nor anybody else from Sputnik Ltd can participate the Oscar Gala event at the same time the government of the United States is prepairing a Crime against Humanity for the purpose of shameless economical interests.
For these reasons we are not in a party mood.
I hope You understand that this decision in this horrible situation is not addressed against the Academy or the Citizens of the United States. It is solely a moral choice worth a grain of sand in this crazy world.
Cinema should live - but this chance should also be given to Iraqi civilians; children, women and men.