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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oscar Nominee Threatened--With Deportation

What an outrage.  The Palestinian co-director of 5 Broken Cameras--which ought to win the Oscar on Sunday for Best Documentary over a strong field (you can watch it on Netflix now)--was detained, along with wife and child, at L.A. airport last night and threatened with deportation.  Michael Moore tried to help and tells the tale here. "Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn't understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee,"Moore observes, angrily.

"He was certain they were going to deport him," Moore said. "But not if I had anything to do about it…After one and a half hours, they decided to release him and his family and told him he could stay in LA for the week and go to the Oscars. Welcome to America."  Trailer for film:


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