Michael Moore’s new film Bowling for Columbine is a cracker. Starting out as an examination of gun culture in the US, it develops into the most persuasive argument that something is deeply wrong in american society I think I’ve ever seen. In the UK I don’t think we should think of it as just a film about the US though. There are worrying similarities with events and trends on this side of the Atlantic — the tendancy for “if it bleeds, it leads” on TV news, the increase in gated communities, the government warning us about ‘general’ threats from ‘general’ enemies. Anyway, go see it and see what you think.
You can read the transcript of the NFT/Guardian interview with Michael Moore here.