The filmmaker examines the state of American politics leading up to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat and the Trump presidency. He once again highlights the power of grassroots democratic movements including the survivors of the Parkland high school massacre who took their concerns to the Florida State House and organized the March for our Lives in Washington where no adults were allowed to speak. He explores why 66 million people voted for Clinton, 63 million people voted for Trump and 100 million people didn’t vote in 2016. Citizens who usually voted Democratic felt let down by Obama (Flint, MI water contamination scandal) and the Democratic Party (super delegates). The party has corrected some of the problems. Is it enough to win in 2020?
Here are some quotes from the film:
Susan Sontag said “We’re just one 9/11 away from losing our democracy.”
Rashida Tlaib “We're not ready to give up on the party, we’re just ready to take it over.”
Please watch the film in advance here for free (2 h 8 minutes)
Info on the film: www.imdb.com/title/tt8632862/
Roger Ebert says: “Fahrenheit 11/9” is ultimately Moore’s best film in years because its message is really simple and nonpartisan: get mad about something and do something about it.
Political Film Society review: http://polfilms.com/fahrenheit-11-9.html
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