Michael Moore’s latest movie ‘Trumpeland’ is a powerful piece of propaganda. Its release comes conveniently at the start of the US presidential campaign season and makes compulsive, if not unashamedly biased, viewing.
The setup is simple: Moore filmed his performance on his one-man show but for this performance, he specifically invited people who were thinking of voting for Donald Trump. Both were easy no-brainers since the town chosen is Clinton County in Ohio, which is gridlocked in its support for Trump and the Republicans, hence the name of the movie.
In the cinema venue chosen Moore talks to the audience on why they should vote for Hilary Clinton, yet the opposition is far less than you’d normally expect.
What bring the film alive are the stories and the compelling way Moore tells them. Delivered partly as a lecture and at a stretch as stand-up comedy, the presentation tries its best not to take itself too seriously.
Such is the passion he has for Clinton that at one point you wonder whether he wasn’t part of her PR detail. Until the moment, he makes a provisional declaration to run for office if Hilary Clinton doesn’t make it to the White House.
Whichever way you slice it, entertaining outraging, and informing in equal measure, and no matter whom you’re voting for, this movie has something for everybody.