Manufacturing Dissent is a controversial, well-rounded portrait of Michael Moore the man, and how he uses documentaries to affect political change. This “muckraking” film also explores Moore's documentary technique and reveals many incendiary surprises. Much of the film takes place during Michael Moore's 2004 Slacker Uprising Tour and explores the politically divisive climate in America that has helped Michael Moore rise to prominence. By looking at Moore's pop cult status, the film examines the impact of celebrity on our culture and also makes an inadvertent statement about freedom of speech.
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