Thursday, June 24, 2004

Reuters | 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has a point to make

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Forget balanced.
Director Michael Moore's documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' debuts across the United States on Friday attacking President George W. Bush's drive to oust Saddam Hussein and looking at U.S. reaction to the attacks of September 11 and the war in Iraq.
While some complain about Moore's lack of objectivity, others say the movie follows a tradition in documentary films that shun balance in favour of a strong point of view, a trend that has re-emerged in recent years in part due to low-cost digital filmmaking.
'I think sometimes the most dishonest documentaries are the ones that pretend to be balanced because, what is balanced?' said Nick Broomfield, director of 'Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.'
'Fahrenheit 9/11' makes the argument that Americans were duped and frightened into supporting the Bush administration's actions after September 11, and Moore clearly wants the president to be voted out of office in the November election."

By Bob Tourtellotte


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