Monday, May 17, 2004Michael Moore's new film, Fahrenheit 911, premiered today at the Cannes film festival in France. The film, which was received enthusiastically by the audience, includes footage of American soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees, and President Bush on September 11, 2001. Here's the conclusion of the BCC's review of the film:
"... Moore himself appears less in this film than he has in his previous documentaries, leaving most of the talking to politicians, soldiers, parents, experts and assorted real Americans.
There is highly selective editing, but the story is not totally one-sided. For example, there are soldiers in Iraq who believe in their mission, as well as those who say they are disillusioned.
But the movie's conclusions - true or otherwise - and highly emotional interviews with bereaved parents and injured soldiers will have a big impact on audiences around the world."
> See also Reuters: "Director Moore tears into Bush at Cannes film festival," and "Michael Moore Back Striking French Workers"
Posted by Rob at 2:02 PM