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February 25, 2013   250 notes

Palestinian Oscar Nominee Detained at LA Airport

This is Emad Burnat, the Palestinian filmmaker nominated for an Oscar for his doco 5 Broken Cameras, and his family. They made it to Oscar night, but not before being detained at Los Angeles International Airport, because Immigration Officers found it hard to believe a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee (even after Burnat presented them with the official Oscars invitation). Michael Moore came to his help, and Burnat told him: ‘It’s nothing I’m not already used to. When you live under occupation, with no rights, this is a daily occurrence.’ Check out Moore’s series of tweets about this. 

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