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7/2/07

Iranian film gala may host Michael Moore

TEHRAN, July 2 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) plans to invite enfant terrible of the U.S. cinema, Michael Moore, to Iran to take part in the Reality Cinema, an Iranian festival for documentary films.

The officials of the festival, which will be held in Tehran from October 15 - 19, are trying to prepare the ground to screen "Sicko", Moore's highly acclaimed documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to that of other nations, and HMO horror stories.

"Sicko" is Moore's follow-up to 2004's "Fahrenheit 9/11", a $100 million hit criticizing the Bush administration over Sept. 11.

Moore, a fierce critic of President Bush, was under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in "Sicko", the Associated Press reported on May 10.

His "Bowling for Columbine" won the 2002 Oscar for best documentary.

The DEFC also intends to invite Argentinean director/writer Fernando Solanas and Dutch documentarian Heddy Honigmann to the Reality Cinema gala.

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