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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:25 AM

Michael Moore Intervenes When Agents Threaten to Deport (Oscar-Nominated) Director at Airport

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Source: Raw Story

Michael Moore intervenes when agents threaten to deport Palestinian director at airport

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:12 am

An Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker was detained Tuesday and threatened with deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at Los Angeles International Airport, according to Oscar-winning director Michael Moore.

Moore tweeted early Wednesday morning that Emad Burnat, director of 5 Broken Cameras, a film critical of Israeli West Bank settlements, was put in a holding area with his 8-year-old son “and told they didn’t have the proper invitation to attend the Oscars.”

Moore added that Burnat was “threatened with being sent back to Palestine.”

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“I called Academy officials who called lawyers,” Moore explained. “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 LA for the week & go to the Oscars. Welcome to America.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/20/michael-moore-intervenes-when-agents-threaten-to-deport-palestinian-director-at-airport

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