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Moore tackles financial meltdown

Michael Moore
Moore won an Oscar for his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine

Award-winning film-maker Michael Moore has announced the title of his forthcoming documentary, which looks at the global economic meltdown.

In a statement, the Fahrenheit 9/11 director said Capitalism: A Love Story would be "be the perfect date movie".

He added: "It's got it all - lust, passion, romance and 14,000 jobs being eliminated every day."

Moore, who has made three of the top six highest-earning documentaries, will release the film in the US in October.

'Biggest swindle'

The exact date - 2 October - is a year and a day after the US Senate voted to approve a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street.

"It's a forbidden love, one that dare not speak its name. Heck, let's just say it: It's capitalism," Moore said.

In February, Moore appealed for people working on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share what they knew.

At the time he said: "Be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history."

Moore won an Academy Award for best documentary for his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine. He also received an Oscar nomination for Sicko (2007).

In 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the first documentary to make $100m (£61.6m) at the North American box office.

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