Oscars: Visa troubles for filmmakers, a chat with ‘The Cave’ director

Feras Fayyad, the Syrian director of the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Cave.” Courtesy of National Geographic.

The Sundance film festival just ended, and the Oscars are this Sunday. Filmmakers worldwide have been traveling to the U.S. to promote their works and hit the awards circuit. But new visa requirements and President Trump’s travel ban have made it difficult. Feras Fayyad, whose documentary “The Cave” earned an Oscar nomination, was initially denied a visa. We hear from him, plus the head of a group that’s suing the State Department over its new visa requirement.