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Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a documentary film director and author known for his satirical advocacy of social democrat views. Moore became famous for his film Roger & Me, a documentary about what happened to his hometown Flint, Michigan, near Detroit, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico, where the workers were paid much less.

Moore also wrote the bestselling books Downsize This![?] and Stupid White Men, as well as the 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, a documentary on gun violence in the United States and the satirical fiction film Canadian Bacon[?] (1995), which featured a US politician (played by Alan Alda) engineering a war with Canada in order to boost his popularity. Bowling For Columbine won the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature, got special notice at the Cannes Film Festival and won France's Cesar Award as the "Best Foreign Film." Moore has also directed two television series, TV Nation and The Awful Truth, both with a vicious satirical wit.

Moore was previously a columnist for and briefly the editor of Mother Jones magazine and an employee of Ralph Nader. He left Nader's employ on bad terms, but they remained friends, with Moore vociferously supporting Nader's campaign for the US presidency in 2000.

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See Mike Moore for the New Zealand politician and World Trade Organization director.



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