Manufacturing Dissent

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2007
  • Running time: 97 min
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore is a 2007 documentary film. It asserts that filmmaker Michael Moore has used misleading tactics, primarily using on-camera statements by interviewees with personal grievances against Moore as proof. read more
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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore is a 2007 documentary film. It asserts that filmmaker Michael Moore has used misleading tactics, primarily using on-camera statements by interviewees with personal grievances against Moore as proof. The documentary attempts to expose what the creators say are Moore's misleading tactics and mimics Moore's style of small documentary makers seeking and badgering their target for an interview to receive answers to their charges. The film was made over the course of two years by Canadians Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine after they viewed Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore's controversial film that attacked the Bush administration and its policies. Melnyk and Caine have stated that when they first sought to make a film about Moore, they held great admiration for what he had done for the documentary genre and set out to make a biography of him. During the course of their research, they became disenchanted with Moore's tactics. The title is a parody of the book Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, and the film it inspired. In June 2007, Liberation Entertainment Inc. signed an exclusive deal with the filmmakers for all video and theatrical rights in the US & UK.

Original Release

02/11/2007

Cast

Michael Moore Himself / Self
Debbie Melnyk Herself / Self
Rick Caine Himself / Self
Dave Barber Self - Flint Radio Personality
Roseanne Barr Self
Peter Bart Self
Tony Bennett Self
Elizabeth Bourgeois Self - Director, 'Flint, MI: Michael & Me'
José Bové Self
George W. Bush Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rick Caine, Debbie Melnyk

Writers

Debbie Melnyk , Rick Caine

Cast

Michael Moore Himself / Self
Debbie Melnyk Herself / Self
Rick Caine Himself / Self
Dave Barber Self - Flint Radio Personality
Roseanne Barr Self
Peter Bart Self
Tony Bennett Self
Elizabeth Bourgeois Self - Director, 'Flint, MI: Michael & Me'
José Bové Self
George W. Bush Self
Laura Bush Self
Jimmy Carter Self
Rosalynn Carter Self
Dick Cheney Self
Noam Chomsky Self - Author, 'Manufacturing Consent'
Wesley Clark Self
Peter Damon Self - Veteran
Howard Dean Self
John Derevlany Self - Writer, 'TV Nation'
Phil Donahue Self

Producers

Editors

Rob Ruzic, Bill Towgood

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