Emad Burnat Detained At Customs, Michael Moore Comes To His Rescue

Officials at LAX did not believe Oscar nominee Emad Burnat was really in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards. That suspicion led to the Oscar nominee being detained at the airport along with his eight-year-old son and his wife.

During the incident, filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter to update his followers and attack TSA officials for their suspicion.

Moore started by tweeting:

“Emad, 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.”

Moore then continued:

“Although he produced the Oscar invite nominees receive, that wasn’t good enough he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine.”

Michael Moore then added:

“Apparently the Immigration Customs officers couldn’t understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee. Emad texted me for help.”

Here are several more Tweets from the documentary filmmaker:

Moore later added:

Apparently Emad was not startled by his detention:

Emad Burnat is Oscar nominated for Best Documentary Feature thanks to his riveting film 5 Broken Cameras.