Director and activist Michael Moore intervened to help Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat enter the United States to attend the Academy Awards ceremony.
Burnat, co-director of the film "5 Broken Cameras," which is nominated for best documentary, was detained early Wednesday morning by U.S. immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport along with his wife and 8-year-old son. The Oscars will be handed out Sunday in Los Angeles.
According to Moore's Twitter feed, Burnat texted Moore for assistance in entering the country and showed immigration officers his official Academy Awards invitation. Still, they were not convinced Burnat was an Oscar nominee.