Michael

Moore

You must start as a journalist with the assumption that they are lying to you.

Michael Moore’s heartbreaking first film, Roger and Me portrays the degree of corporate greed at work at so-called domestic automaker General Motors in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.

The film launched his career of questioning the powers that be while capturing the anguish of dollar-driven despair heaped on the town by its main employer to wide critical acclaim. His 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine, which took a critical look at the roots of the Columbine High School massacre, nudged Michael Moore further into the spotlight. He won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature that year.

Moore didn't stop there, directing and producing Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004. That film broke down George W. Bush’s presidency vis-a-vis the War on Terror. It won the Palme d’Or, going on to be the highest-grossing American box office documentary.

Moore forged ahead with the social justice-charged message in the 2007 health industry critique, Sicko. Just a year later he followed up with Slacker Uprising—a call to vote release for free on the internet.

Most recently Moore has taken a satirical route. 2015’s Where To Invade Next? sees Moore “invading” countries that are doing a better job at just at everything from workers’ rights, to education, health care, women’s rights and drug policies, turning a mirror to America on issues it thinks it leads the charge on, but is actually trailing quite drastically.

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