Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Calls for Action, Not Hope

Fahrenheit 11/9: first trailer for Michael Moore's Trump documentary

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Trailer: Michael Moore Doc Targets Mid-Term Elections

Michael Moore has his inquisitive sights trained firmly on exploring the radical state of Donald Trump's America in the trailer for his new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.

Moore released the footage Thursday, six weeks before the documentary hits theaters on September 21.

Moore, who is known for his antagonistic style, calls Trump the "last president of the United States" and follows his election campaign in 2016, his first year in office, and how Trump's victory has led to division and confrontation in the USA over issues of immigration, the far right, fake news, and white supremacy. There's footage of KKK cross burnings and Trump speeches, interviews with Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and in one of his trademark stunts, Moore uses a hose to spray water on the front yard of MI governor Rick Snyder.

Fahrenheit 11/9 will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September. But months before that infamous night, Moore had already begun ruminating on what could be done to stop the, according to him, "carnage Trump would inflict while president".

Asked if the film provides a "glimmer of hope", Moore shot back, "Fuck hope". "This is the movie that will end the madness". This puts us all in grave danger. His documentary Bowling for Columbine, about the horrific shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, is a hot take on gun culture and ease of obtaining weapons in our country, and it earned him the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2003.

Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" explored the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror. In June of 2016, Michael Moore famously and publicly predicted that Trump would indeed win the White House in November by winning the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

"Hope is passive. Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work". We don't need hope.

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