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Michael Moore: Oscar-winning US filmmaker visits Belfast

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, (right) and junior minister Alistair Ross (left) speak to Michael Moore at Stormont Castle. Picture by Matt Mackey, Press Eye

OSCAR-winning filmmaker Michael Moore visited Belfast to discuss his career and new film Where to Invade Next.

The 62-year-old US director and producer hosted a sold-out public question and answer session before two screenings at the Movie House cinema on Dublin Road.

He also met Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and junior minister Alistair Ross of the DUP at Stormont Castle on Wednesday afternoon.

The filmmaker is best known for Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 - which won top prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and is the highest grossing documentary of all time.

Moore's new film looks at lessons the US can learn from countries including Tunisia, Slovenia, Finland, Italy, France, and Portugal.

Belfast Film Festival hosted his visit and director Michele Devlin described Moore is the "greatest living documentary filmmaker".

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