Michael Moore set to ‘invade’ Ireland

Photo: Dog Eat Dog Films
Photo: Dog Eat Dog Films

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is coming to Ireland to attend screenings of his latest work Where to Invade Next?

He will visit Dublin on Monday June 13, where his film is being shown by the Irish Film Institute for the Irish Film and Television Academy.

The Michigan native will then take part in a Q and A session before leading a masterclass the next day, giving tips to budding filmmakers on documentary making.

On Wednesday June 15 Moore will be at the Move House Cinema on the Dublin Road in Belfast.

The 62-year-old has been incredibly successful in the documentary industry, winning a number of high-profile prizes including an Academy Award and the Cannes Palme D’Or.

His 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, which probed US gun culture in the wake of the 1999 high school massacre, earned $58 million worldwide.

His follow-up production, Fahrenheit 9/11, an exploration of America following the September 2001 terrorist attacks, became the highest grossing documentary film of all time, taking $222 million worldwide.

Where to Invade Next? is Moore’s first film in six years is a humorous exploration of how the United States can learn from other countries.

He visits Finland, where children aren’t set homework, Italy, where citizens receive eight weeks paid holiday, Slovenia, which offers free third level education, and France, where children receive freshly-cooked school dinners and a forthright sex education, among others.

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