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[Gossip] Michael Moore Outraged After Palestinian Director Was Detained At LAX
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2013



TMZ reports that Michael Moore is upset after his friend, a Palestinian director, was detained at LAX last night because officials didn't believe he was here for the Academy Awards.

Emad Burnat, whose film 5 Broken Cameras is nominated for Best Documentary Feature, was held up for an hour and a half while he was interrogated about his visit.

Moore tweeted: "Emad, his wife & 8-yr old son were placed in a holding area and told they didn't have the proper invitation on them to attend the Oscars. Although he produced the Oscar invite nominees receive, that wasn't good enough & he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine. Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn't understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee. Emad texted me for help. I called Academy officials who called lawyers. I told Emad to give the officers my phone # and to say my name a couple of times. After 1.5 hrs, they decided to release him & his family & told him he could stay in L.A. for the week & go to the Oscars. Welcome to America. 'It's nothing I'm not already used to,' he told me later. 'When u live under occupation, with no rights, this is a daily occurrence.' He was certain they were going to deport him. But not if I had anything to do about it."





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