Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do? Writer, director and producer Michael Moore has been trying to answer that question his entire filmmaking career. His latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, investigates the powerful forces behind the calamitous predicament in which countless Americans are finding themselves: losing their homes, jobs and savings to foot the bill for past spending.
What is the price that America - and the rest of the world - pays for its love of capitalism?
From Middle America to the halls of power in Washington to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Moore takes filmgoers into uncharted territory as he tries to get to the heart of the matter.
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Michael Moore is an Academy Award-winning American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator. He is the director and producer of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko, three of the top five highest-grossing documentaries of all time.
In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, documenting his personal crusade to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows "TV Nation" and "The Awful Truth."
Moore is a self-described liberal who has criticized globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, the Iraq War, U.S. President George W. Bush and the American health care system in his written and cinematic works. In 2005, Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people.
Also in 2005, Moore started the annual Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. In 2008, he closed his Manhattan office and moved it to Traverse City, where he is working on his new film.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore remains optimistic about President Obama, but is concerned about prolonged military action in Afghanistan. "Five months from now, if he's still sending troops to Afghanistan...it should no longer be considered Bush's war. It will be known as Obama's war."
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore argues that greedy big media executives have all but killed newspapers by laying off beat reporters, dumbing down the news and endorsing "anti-education" Republican political candidates.
"They've slit their own throats," claims Moore. "They've eliminated the very people they need to read their paper."
Filmmaker Michael Moore calls out Senator Chris Dodd in his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, for receiving corrupt sweetheart loans from Countrywide Financial. Moore discloses a recent phone call he received from a "well known, well connected" person around the Democratic Party to "cool it" on the senator from Connecticut.
WAKE UP YOU FOOLS MICHEAL HAS BEEN RIGHT ALL ALONG DO NOT KILL THE MESSENGER LISTEN TO MESSAGE 2010 CAPITALISM WARS 8OOO military kids killed them selves so wake up, corporate police military slavery is your future!
He keeps referring to wealth as a fixed pie. Making the assumption that money is real wealth isn't this premise incorrect given that our monetary system is on a fractional reserve banking system that allows banks to create money out of thin air?
Micheal Moore, thank you foratv and the Commonwealth Club, Micheal is a down to earth honest Man who has empathy for the working class. Micheal has the courage to stand up for all of us who sit and do nothing but complain, and ask for change. The vast majority feels powerless and at the mercy of Wall Street Govt hidden agendas. Micheal speaks for the speechless. When 1% owns all 99%, society is in a state of Coma. Hopefully More than Moore, will throw out the life saver and pull society out of this Coma of ignorance, like an Elephant in Quick sand, who will come to the rescue and Who will sabotage that effort. Micheal is threatened, Alex Jones is threatened, This 1% that owns ALL, will resort to extremes, to keep YOU-US from his 99%, 99 is not good enough, They want it all! Greed Power recognition, hoarding!
the American people (the majority) deserve to know the truth about how the select few in the USA want to have the people where they can be leeching off of them. Good for Micheal Moore God bless him & his true careing heart. As for the one's who want to keep the majority of the US people down & leech off them forever shame on you!! and for the mislead hope u can see that u can help by being for our country & take a stand w/our president & be w/the people for the people. God Bless
Originally Posted by TheDude
Ummmm, probably close to 99% are significantly worse than the USA. Not saying the States don't have room for improvement but such a statement begs the question, "Have you traveled the globe much?"
A pig in shit knows not straw.
I'd like to see Mr Moore as a ceo, or boss of a small shop, just for two years, and then hear him again about how selfish motivation is bad and how we could all just live in a carebear world "just like that".
But he's right, destroying the middle class is pretty stupid.