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AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY filmmaker and director of TV series and music videos, Michael Moore is also the author of best-selling political books that critique U.S. domestic and foreign policies from a leftwing perspective and with scathing humor. Throughout his career, which was internationalized by the Academy Award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine(2002), Moore has been praised for his investigations of corporate crimes and obscure international American dealings. Equally, he has been criticized for his alleged anti-Americanism, his aggressive style, and fabrication of facts.

Moore was born in Davison, a suburb of Flint, Michigan. Several of his relatives worked at the local General Motors factory, where Moore's uncle was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union. He received a Catholic upbringing and attended a youth ...

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