Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 16 Aug 2009
Slacker Uprising documents Michael Moore’s vision of “the Birth of A New Political Generation”. Traveling across key battleground states during the 2004 American Presidential elections, Moore campaigns to inform the “slacker” generation (those who normally don’t come out to vote) about the importance of voting, and the reasons not to vote Republican. More than just raising awareness, it’s a film about the right to protest, the right to object, the right to meet and the right to live in a democracy. Along the way he offers ‘Slacker’ fare such as ramen noodles and clean underwear to new voters. Despite frequent attempts by conservative commentators to ban him from campuses, Moore goes on trying to reach out to students. Although ultimately unsuccessful in attempting to win the election for the Democrats the magic of Slacker Uprising lies in his efforts, and his central message: without an informed public democracy ceases to exist.