Office of Student Activities to Present Documentary

October 17, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Michael Moore’s latest documentary, SiCKO, will be shown on Friday Nov. 2 in the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher, Bloomington) at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Student Activities.  SiCKO is rated PG-13.

In the film, Moore probes the American healthcare system, exposing its faults through numerous interviews with people devastated by the practices of health insurance companies. Moore also highlights the comprehensive public healthcare systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba in an attempt to prove that a similar system would work in America.

Additionally, Moore chronicles his trip to Cuba with a group of Americans who suffer various ailments as a result of their volunteer work at 9/11 Ground Zero. Moore attempts to help them obtain free health care because American insurance companies denied monetary coverage for their treatments.

Moore is the Academy Award-winning director of the documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

For more information about the film, visit the Office of Student Activities Web site at

Contact: Jessica Block, (309) 556-3181