Cuba Did Not Ban Sicko

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 20 — Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has responded to false claims that his film Sicko, mainly about the US health industry, was banned in Cuba.  Moore maintains just the opposite and sites several Cuba news reports to back his assertion that the US government made up the story to try and discredit the film’s information about health care in the US and Cuba.

¡Viva WikiLeaks! SiCKO Was Not Banned in Cuba

By Michael Moore

“Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, ‘Sicko.’

“It is a stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality (I assume to placate their bosses and tell them what they want to hear).

“The date is January 31, 2008. It is just days after ‘Sicko’ has been nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary. This must have sent someone reeling in Bush’s State Department (his Treasury Department had already notified me they were investigating what laws I might have broken in taking three 9/11 first responders to Cuba to get them the health care they had been denied in the United States), states Michael Moore on his website.

To read the full statement by Michael Moore click here.

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3 thoughts on “Cuba Did Not Ban Sicko

  • I also want more detailed reports on the actual showing of the film in Cuba. Was it edited? How widely was the film distributed throughout the island? What were the responses from the Cubans? What are the responses of the Cubans to the ‘revelations’ through Wikileaks/classified US diplomatic cable about Cuban Health Care? I would really like to read a substantial report on the topic. I would really like that.

  • Was it shown widely in Cuba like Mr. Moore says?
    Was it shown unedited ?

    Just curious.

  • I believe M.Moore.
    But couldn’t you, the Havana Times, just simply report when, at which cinema and perhaps for how long
    his film played in Cuba?

    thank you

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