Michael Moore's 'Where To Invade Next' attacks America's infinite war
Notorious documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has been working on his next film in secret since 2009.
The film will be titled Where to Invade Next, and tackles the United States' obsession with a state of infinite war to sustain the military-industrial complex. The work was filmed in three continents and is set to be shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September of this year.
In his first Periscope broadcast, Moore gave some more information on the project, answered questions from Twitter users, and took the opportunity to say "hi" to his NSA friends watching.
Moore says of the film, “The issue of the United States at infinite war is something that has concerned me for quite some time, and provides the necessary satire for this film."
When asked by A twitter user if he believes more in sending a message or making people laugh, Moore replied that he sees both equally.
“Humour is a great vehicle to make social commentary about things that are going on these days," he says. "People don’t want medicine, they want popcorn. Entertainment is the big dirty word of documentary. ‘Oh no! I’ve entertained someone. I’ve cheapened my movie!’ People want to go home and have sex after your movie. Don’t make them feel ‘Urggggghhhh’. Don’t do that to your fellow sexually active people.”
FACTS ABOUT MICHAEL MOORE
Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 is the highest-grossing documentary of all time, raking in $120 million at the box office.
In 2013, Michael Moore called NSA Analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden the "American Hero of the Year."
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