Page last updated at 10:43 GMT, Thursday, 9 July 2009 11:43 UK

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.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Moore's film to show free on web
05 Sep 08 |  Entertainment
Moore courts Cannes controversy
19 May 07 |  Entertainment
Press views: Michael Moore's Sicko
19 May 07 |  Entertainment
US probes director Moore on Cuba
10 May 07 |  Americas

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific