It’s that time again. Every few years or so we get a strongly angled documentary from Oscar winner Michael Moore. Even though some people hate the guy and complain about his premeditated agenda, I think he makes good movies. His film making skills plus the fact that he is a fellow Michigan native like myself, forces me to give him the benefit of the doubt. The last film Moore directed was 2007′s Sicko, and according to /Film he’s looking to follow that up with a feature that will focus on the current economic crisis.
The effects of a bad economy isn’t a new topic for Moore considering his 1989 debut film Roger & Me focused on the same thing. The only difference is the problem was centered on the financial collapse in his hometown of Flint, Michigan where as his next project will focus on the effect at a much larger scale. The film doesn’t have a title as of yet, but it will be released on October 2, 2009. The official press release for the feature was released today and it gave the following description:
It will “explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.”
Sounds like heavy stuff. Moore himself had a few words to say about the film, and what he thinks is at the heart of the economic crisis.
“The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth. They wanted more — a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”
I’ve seen plenty of special reports and television bulletins about the economy and how much it stinks. Moore’s perspective seems to focus more on the evolution of greed as it compares to the rise of poverty. Interesting.
What do you think about Michael Moore’s upcoming project?