Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore

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

Directors

Rick Caine, Debbie Melnyk

Writers

Debbie Melnyk , Rick Caine

Cast

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

Producers

Editors

Rob Ruzic, Bill Towgood

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