Moore's Anti-Bush Documentary Scoops Top Cannes Prize

Controversial director MICHAEL MOORE's controversial documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 has won the PALME D'OR best movie award at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL last night (22MAY04).

The victory has shocked DISNEY - the parent company of the film's producers MIRAMAX - who angrily refused to distribute the movie in an election year, fearing it would incite hatred against American president GEORGE W BUSH.

The movie exposes links between the families of Bush and AL QUIDA leader OSAMA BIN LADEN and documents the US-led war on terrorism.

In an emotional acceptance speech the STUPID WHITE MEN author said, "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. The last time I was on an award stage in Hollywood all hell broke loose."

Two years ago Moore won a special award at Cannes for anti-gun documentary BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and was given a 13-minute-long standing ovation after angrily criticising the war in Iraq in his acceptance speech.

23/05/2004 14:21

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Tags: Michael Moore - Cannes Film Festival - Bush - Osama Bin Laden - Bowling For Columbine


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