Controversial film-maker Michael Moore has discovered sensitive unseen footage of NICHOLAS BERG, the American civilian who was horrifically beheaded in Iraq.

The FAHRENHEIT 9/11 director has taken possession of an interview with the 26-year-old Pennsylvania man whose murder was shown on an al Qaeda-linked Web site (12MAY04).

Moore says, "The footage is approximately 20-minutes-long. We are not releasing it to the media. It is not in the film. We are dealing privately with the family."

Fahrenheit 9/11 - which recently won the top prize at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - accuses the Bush camp of stealing the 2000 election, overlooking terrorism warnings before September 11 (01) and encouraging fears of further attacks to secure American support for the Iraq war.

28/05/2004 18:00