Saturday, September 6, 2008

Slacker Uprising.

Always one to put his money where his mouth is, political documentarian Michael Moore is making his film, Slacker Uprising, available for free download starting September 23rd. The documentary chronicles Moore's 2004 tour of colleges in background states as a way to encourage the students to vote.

The move to distribute the film is a contemporary extension of that cause-and a costly one at that. The film took about $2 million to make, with half of that amount coming directly out of the director's pocket. Moore plans for the film to be screened in private neighborhood screenings on October 4th, the "Night of A Thousand House Parties". If you like hard copies of your films, don't fret, the film will also be released on DVD on October 7th.

Sign up to be notified of when the film will be available for download at the official website. The trailer can be viewed below.

P.S. On a somewhat related note, I've changed my clan tag for Call of Duty 4 to "OBMA" and can count on getting shit for it in every game lobby and even getting teamkilled when playing Hardcore Team Deathmatch. Who knew conservatives were the only ones on XBox Live?


Vadim said...

I really hope Moore addresses the biggest reason for low voter turnout in this country: work obligations. Millions of Americans are disenfranchised because they work one or two jobs on Tuesdays. It's not all just apathy.

If we really want to improve voter turnout, we should start by making Election Day a national holiday:

John Bollozos said...

I'm with you on that one.

I was born and raised for some time in the Philippines, a country that practices making election days national holidays, and they usually record very high voter turnouts (around 80%). Having seen this practice go to good use with my own eyes, it always saddens me to how thin polling stations are in the country that uses democracy as its calling card.

Thanks for the comment and the link.


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