Polemical documentary film maker Michael Moore has unveiled the first trailer for his new film Fahrenheit 11/9, a new broadside which charts the rise of Donald Trump from reality show host to office of U.S. president and his subsequent rule.
Moore links Trump's political victory to numerous country's biggest crises and issues, including the rise of white supremacists, as the featured trailer above is highlighted with Moore spraying water from Flint, Michigan on a governor's home, and interviewing survivors of the Parkland shooting. He began shooting the film a year ago with the "11/9" in the title referring to the day Trump was declared President of the United States on November 9, 2016.
That last part seems like a naive statement, and unless Moore is hiding some bombshell reveal in his movie, I feel like this film isn't going to have much of an impact on the national conversation. He later introduces Trump as "the last president of the United States" as a shot of Trump flashing a menacing glance at the camera appears onscreen. In that same vein, Moore's new project is bound to explore what America has become under Trump, as well as the possible connotations his administration will have for the country's future. "This is the movie that will end the madness".
"American journalism schools have not trained students how to cover an authoritarian leader", Moore told HuffPost. This puts us all in grave danger. "If nothing else, I hope this film exposes that grave danger and shows people the way out". Trump won the presidency by just 77,000 combined votes from those three states.
What do you think of the Fahrenheit 11/9 trailer?