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“Well, I am an Oscar nominee. But more to the point, my film, 5 Broken Cameras -- which chronicles my village Bil'in's nonviolent struggle to resist Israeli occupation -- is about precisely the kind of humiliation my family and I experienced at Los Angeles International Airport. The only difference is that the victims where I come from number in the millions, and our stories have become so routine that what happened to my family and me yesterday pales by comparison. That's because, on any given day, there are more than 500 Israeli checkpoints, roadblocks, and other obstacles to movement throughout the West Bank -- an area less than 2 percent the size of California on which some 2.5 million Palestinians live under a ubiquitous system of repression.”—Emad Burnat, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary 5 Broken Cameras on his detainment at LAX last Tuesday. The doc didn’t win, but you can watch it on Netflix - it’s incredible.
Palestinian Oscar Nominee Detained at LA Airport
This is Emad Burnat, the Palestinian filmmaker nominated for an Oscar for his doco 5 Broken Cameras, and his family. They made it to Oscar night, but not before being detained at Los Angeles International Airport, because Immigration Officers found it hard to believe a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee (even after Burnat presented them with the official Oscars invitation). Michael Moore came to his help, and Burnat told him: ‘It’s nothing I’m not already used to. When you live under occupation, with no rights, this is a daily occurrence.’ Check out Moore’s series of tweets about this.
watch 5 broken cameras
I found a link so that everyone can watch it—at no cost—
Click this ————> http://thefile.me/a4flphbmpyvp
so now there’s no excuse—you must watch it!
If not now—later! Bookmark it!
Reblog—-spread the word!
(It’s on netflix too btw…)