Michael Moore on Emad Burnat's arrival for the Oscars
Michael Moore sent out a series of tweets regarding Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat and his family facing problems on arrival to Los Angeles International Airport.
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Tue, Feb 19 2013 23:39:27Emad Burnat, Palestinian director of Oscar nominated "5 Broken Cameras" was held tonight by immigration at LAX as he landed to attend Oscars
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Tue, Feb 19 2013 23:41:51Emad, 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.
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Tue, Feb 19 2013 23:56:23Although he produced the Oscar invite nominees receive, that wasn't good enough & he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine.
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Wed, Feb 20 2013 00:00:44Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn't understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee. Emad texted me for help.
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Wed, Feb 20 2013 00:11:07After 1.5 hrs, they decided to release him & his family & told him he could stay in LA for the week & go to the Oscars. Welcome to America.
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Wed, Feb 20 2013 00:16:03"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."
- — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)Wed, Feb 20 2013 00:22:27Emad Burnat, Palestinian farmer turned filmmaker, director of "5 Broken Cameras", the 1st Palestinian doc ever nominated for the Oscar.
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