Posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Michael Moore – You either love him or hate him, there is no in between. I still believe that Bowling for Columbine is the best documentary ever made. Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine’s expose on the man will make it’s world premiere at South By South West, and we have the trailer.
Synopsis: Manufacturing Dissent seeks to separate fact, fiction and legend tracks Michael Moore on tour during the release of the explosive Fahrenheit 911(and the subsequent Slacker Uprising Tour and 2004 US election), all the while chronicling the politically supercharged climate in America that has fueled Moore’s transition from mere filmmaker to icon of the political left.
The documentary features Michael Moore, John Pierson, Debbie Melnyk, Noam Chomsky, Harlan Jacobson, Dave Marsh, Ralph Nader, Albert Maysles, Errol Morris and more.
And before you ask, dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to an idea (eg. a government’s policies) or an entity (eg. an individual or political party which supports such policies).
I don’t really understand the point of this documentary? Is it to discredit Moore? To make him look like a fool? Can someone explain to me the point? Is it negative? Positive? Non-partison?
For a higher resolution look at the trailer, go to sxsw.com.