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Oscar-Nominated Director Emad Burnat Detained by CBP at LAX

February 20, 2013 (1 min read)

"Emad Burnat, the Palestinian who co-directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras," was reportedly detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night as he attempted to enter America to attend the Oscars, this according to filmmaker Michael Moore.  Burnat and his family were eventually released, according to Moore, but not before spending 90 minutes being held by immigration officials.  Moore explained what happened to Burant in a series of tweets to his 1.4 million followers..." - HuffPo, Feb. 20, 2013.