20 February 2013 2:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Moore couldn’t save Flint, Michigan’s auto plants in the ’80s — but he did help to get Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat released from Lax’s detention room last night. Burnat is currently up for a Best Documentary Oscar for his film 5 Broken Cameras.

Burnat and his family arrived in Los Angeles last night in order to attend this week’s Academy Awards ceremony. But before they could exit the city’s main airport, they were “held at Us immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States,” Burnat said in a statement. »


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