Oscars-bound Palestinian film-maker describes ‘unpleasant’ LAX detention
Emad Burnat, who made 5 Broken Cameras, said US officials doubted his credentials and threatened to send him home
Emad Burnat said that he was held for about an hour at Los Angeles airport on Tuesday, along with his wife and youngest son Gibreel, who plays a central role in Oscar-nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras.
Burnat said that he thought that US immigration officials – who apparently doubted his credentials – would send him back to Palestine. He compared the incident to daily life for Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. Continue reading