The controversial Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (Farenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine) is being investigated by the US Treasury Department for possible violations of the US trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba.
As part of his new documentary Sicko, which takes America’s health-care system to task, Moore took 10 Ground Zero rescue workers, all suffering the after-effects of toxic waste exposure caused by the 9/11 World Trade Centre bombings, to Cuba for treatment in March, without official permission..
Sicko is Moore’s follow-up to Farenheit 9/11, which criticised the Bush administration and Bowling for Columbine, which looked at America’s obsession with guns. It premieres at the Cannes Internatioanl Film Festival on 19 May. (Source: Associated Press report on www.hollywoodreporter.com)