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MOORE STANDS BY HIS FILM

Ten years after Michael Moore's satirical look at the effect of General Motors' layoffs on his hometown, the filmmaker stands by his take on Flint.

"Roger & Me" set box-office records for a documentary in 1989 and placed the city and its residents in an uncomfortably position on the world stage.

Some in Flint, particularly the city's political and economic leaders, were hurt when the documentary was released. Lawrence Ford, president of the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce, said some people still are hurt.

"Whenever a community is bruised, whether legitimately or by fabrication, the residue lingers far too long," Ford said Sunday. "I can't tell you how many hours I've spent addressing that one topic over the years."

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