Michael Moore 's Bowling For Columbine Essay

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When Michael Moore first created the documentary, “Bowling for Columbine”, in 2002 he not only wanted to raise awareness around the tragedy that was the Columbine Massacre, but wanted to look beyond that and dig deep into finding out the political events that led up to this tragic event. Michael Moore wanted to seek to investigate and confront leading, powerful politicians for allowing this violent culture to worsen for their own benefit through creating this documentary. It is clear that Moore loves his country but hates its current politics which is why he decided to make Bowling for Columbine as it both highlights the issues surrounding Americas current Gun laws whilst investigating the truth behind the Columbine Massacre and the political events leading up to this tragedy. This reading will explore Michael Moores political stance whilst investigating the power of the NRA (national rifle association) and the manipulation of the media whilst finding out the political events that led to the Columbine Massacre and changing the way Americans think about their 2nd amendment (“right to bare arms”). It will also talk about Americas violent history. Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954 where he then studied Journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint. Moore began working for the school newspaper, “The Michigan Times” but turned to to filmmaking where his first BIG hit was Bowling for Columbine and earned him not only an oscar but a big reputation.
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