Wednesday, May 23, 2007


While the movie has met with high praise at the festival in France, Moore himself is quite aware of the trouble brewing back home.

''I know the storm awaits me back in the United States,'' said Moore to journalists and critics at Cannes after the film's screening.

Moore may now be legally liable for the trip undertaken to Cuba for the purposes of the movie. The director is under investigation by the US Treasury Department for possible violations of the US trade embargo on Cuba.

While some argue this is good publicity, Michael Moore takes a different view, ''I'm the one who's personally being investigated, and I'm the one who's personally liable for potential fines or jail, so I don't take it as lightly,'' he said.

Moore expects that audiences are "not going to focus on Cuba or Fidel Castro" but are going to be more interested that "al Qaeda detainees are receiving better health care" than 9/11 rescue-workers, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.

Yet the trip itself is only a small part of the documentary that questions why 45 million people in the richest country in the world cannot afford health care.

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