'5 Broken Cameras' director said detained at LA airport

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Acclaimed American documentary filmmaker, Michael Moore, has taken to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with immigration officials at LAX airport, after they allegedly threatened to send fellow filmmaker Emad Burnat, "back to Palestine."

Burnat had been visiting LA to attend the 85th Annual Academy Awards. He had been nominated under the category of Best Documentary for his film, "5 Broken Cameras." 

Once he presented authorities with his invitation to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, he was told that his official Oscars invitation wasn't "proper," Moore tweeted.

"Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn't understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee. Emad texted me for help," he said on Twitter.

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