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Flint native, and fillmaker, Michel Moore won an Academy Award for his documentary Bowling for Columbine on this day in 2003. The film was written, directed, produced, and narrated by Moore. The film explores potential causes for the Columbine High School massacre of 1999, and other acts of gun violence. It focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. In addition to the Oscar, it was also honored with the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, and a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

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