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When Emad Burnat and his family were detained and almost deported by immigration officials upon his arrival in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, it marked just the latest hurdle in a bumpy, circuitous and altogether difficult years-long struggle. Burnat, a Palestinian filmmaker whose documentary, 5 Broken Cameras, is nominated for an Oscar on Sunday, ultimately was released from custody and told he could stay in America for the awards show. Awards, though, were never his goal; all he ever wanted to tell the world about his small village's struggle against encroaching Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Story: Michael

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