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article imageOp-Ed: Next Film For Michael Moore Targets Economic Crisis

By M Dee Dubroff     May 22, 2009 in Entertainment
The filmmaker with a message is making another documentary about the current global economic crisis. Slated for release this fall, the film is as yet untitled. Read on for more about an extraordinary man and his work.
Nothing is out of bounds for Oscar-winner, firebrand filmmaker, Michael Moore, who targeted the Bush administration in Fahrenheit 9/11 and the health-care industry in Sicko. In a non-democratic country his head would have long been severed, rolled and served as fodder to hungry pigs. He’s got guts and something to say; two important elements for anyone involved in creating the mirror, which reflects the society in which we all live.
According to news sources, the as yet unnamed documentary will be financially backed by Overture Films and Paramount Vantage and will air across North America on October 2. In Moore’s own words:
“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.”
The details of the plot are still more or less top secret, which is Moore’s trademark mode of operation, so to speak. It is known that Liberty Media Corp-owned Overture will handle the film's domestic release both in theaters and ancillary outlets, while Viacom Inc-owned Paramount Vantage will handle international sales.
The 55-year-old filmmaker is known for telling the truth as painfully as possible. Sicko, his film on the health industry, made about $25 million dollars, and in 2003 Moore won an Academy Award for his study on gun-control: Bowling for Columbine.
Here’s to you, Mr. Moore, for your guts, concern and creative spirit.
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