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Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore

5 mins

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In this semi-satirical documentary, Michael Moore 'invades' Europe, hunting down socially progressive policies to take back to his ailing home of the United States.

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Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next

by Michael Moore

Overview

Michael Moore has made a career exposing the devastating impacts of American militarism both at home and abroad. Yet in his documentary, Where to Invade Next, the firebrand filmmaker advocates plundering other nations in a different way – not for oil, but for good ideas.

Known for award-winning films like Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko, Moore's forthright left-wing politics and scathing critiques of American society have made him one of the world's best-known documentarians. Where to Invade Next sees Moore turn his gaze to Europe, searching for progressive policies to bring back to his divided and decaying homeland.

In his travels throughout the film, Moore examines a broad range of European approaches to medical care, incarceration, women's health, work, voting rights, and education. As he compares broken American policies to working European ones, Moore asks a recurring question: why can't we do that?

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I am an American, I live in a great country that was born of genocide and built on the backs of slaves... why do we hide our sins? The first step to being a better person, a country, is to stand up and honestly say who and what you are.

- Michael Moore

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