Career Highlights

  • Michael Moore is a documentary film maker responsible for Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko
  • Moore's lates film, Capitalism: A Love Story tells the story of the U.S. financial collapse and the corporate greed that caused it.
  • Moore's films have criticized globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, the Iraq War, U.S. President George W. Bush and the American health care system.
Career Overview
    Michael Moore, award-winning filmmaker, author and political activist, was attending a Catholic seminary when he became one of the first 18 year olds elected to public office in the United States – a seat on his local school board. At 22, after dropping out of the University of Michigan where he was studying journalism, Moore founded and edited an alternative newspaper, The Flint Voice. Moore then began working for Mother Jones where he was fired. He sued the magazine for wrongful dismissal, and settled out of court for $58,000, providing him with seed money for his first film, Roger & Me.

    Roger & Me documented the General Motor’s devastation of Moore’s hometown - Flint, Michigan - made with the help of a group of friends who taught themselves how to film. The film launched Moore’s career, leading him to make documentaries such as Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko, three of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time. Moore, who is a self proclaimed liberal, generally focuses his documentaries on attacking corrupt politicians and greedy business corporations. Moore has also written and starred in TV shows, directed several music videos, given talks at college campuses and authored three best selling books.

    Michael Moore’s latest project, 2009's Capitalism: A Love Story, seeks to answer the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? The film focuses on the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration and the recovery stimulus. Moore goes looking for answers in Washington, DC and also looks at American families who have lost jobs, homes, and savings. Capitalism: A Love Story, premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it was also nominated for the Golden Lion Award. It is set to be released October 2nd.

Our Interview

    On Tuesday September 29th we recorded an hour long Town Hall style Q & A with Michael Moore at George Washington University in conjunction with the GWU College Democrats. The students came fully prepared and peppered Michael with questions about his new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, his thoughts on the US economic crisis, health care, and partisan politics. It was an excellent event and the full show will be posted here on Friday, October 2nd - the day Capitalism releases nationwide. For now, here's a short clip of the Q & A.

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