Moore's Internet Uprising
Chronicling his visits to 62 cities in 20 key swing states during the 2004 elections, "Slacker Uprising" cost over $2 million. However, neither Moore nor distributor Brave New Films will make a dime from it.
Well known for his damning indictments of big organizations in previous films (the gun industry in Bowling for Columbine, the US government in Fahrenheit 9/11), Moore is making this giveaway for two reasons.
"This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans," he said. "The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November."
Moore's mission four years ago was to convince thousands of young, politically apathetic 'slackers' to go out and vote. Enticing them with free noodles and a promise that no politicians would speak, up to 16,000 slackers turned up every night to hear his views.
Moore's political views are clear – he cites “Slacker Uprising” as a ''tribute to the young voters who are going to save this country from four more years of Republican rule.''
Moore asked fans to download and share the movie electronically, as well as in real life by screening it in colleges, church halls and community centers.
“Slacker Uprising” is available to download by signing up at www.slackeruprising.com. Those living outside of the United States of America and Canada will have to wait for streams or bittorrents of the movie to appear.
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