The Syrian government has refused to issue a travel visa for a rescue worker featured in the documentary directed by Firas Fayyad. The film follows a group of men in the then rebel-held part of Aleppo who volunteered to save lives during incessant government bombings.
Hollywood handed out its top honors after a year that stirred such issues as gender equality and diversity to the surface. Several winners spoke of the importance of representation and the ability of art to 'erase the lines in the sand' that create division.
Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India on Mar. 18.