|Lunow||Date: Sunday, 2011-11-20, 0:00 AM | Message # 1|
|Filmmaker Michael Moore (Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11) takes on capitalism's roots, the floundering U.S. economy, and 2008's global financial meltdown and subsequent bank bailout in this rousing documentary. Combining stories about those who suffer most from Corporate America's greed and insatiable thirst for profits and the people most responsible for myriad crises, Moore embarks on another shocking fact-finding rampage. - from Netflix |
If you are offended by Michael Moore you should probably not watch this movie.
The movie deals with the impact of the global economic collapse of 2007 on American society. While much of the movie does focus on the administration of President George W. Bush's response to the financial melt-down of 2007, Moore does include many prominent Democrats for criticism in their role in our present financial difficulties.
Moore directs blame for the economic destruction on both the Republican administration of George W. Bush, but he also credits the Democratic administration of Bill Clinton with much of the blame for our present financial predicament. So, this movie is not a mud -slinging fest at the expense of George W. Bush, but a general indictment of Congress in general and the financial institutions that allowed the banks to destroy our economy.
This movie investigates the intersection of politics and the economy, as well as the way outsourcing has effected American society. It covers topics that we will study in Unit 3 (globalization and American popular culture - effects of outsourcing), Unit 4 (political influence of big business on Congress and our democracy), and Unit 6 (economic geography).