Michael Moore Wins at Cannes

Moore with his wife, Kathleen Glynn, at Cannes.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore’s damning documentary film on President George W. Bush’s war on Iraq, won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. The jury of four Americans and one French person awarded Moore on “merit” not on “politics,” according to jury President Quentin Tarantino. It was the first time since 1956 that the top prize has gone to a documentary. In his acceptance speech, Moore quoted Abraham Lincoln, “If you give people the truth, the Republic will be saved.” ♦

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