• Michael Moore takes aim at the political landscape of the United States in 'Fahrenheit 11/9' (Getty)Source: Getty
Michael Moore is at his best when he takes a temperature of these incendiary times.
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SBS Movies, Presented by
Fiona Williams, Nick Bhasin

2 Nov 2018 - 12:01 PM  UPDATED 11 Sep 2020 - 1:43 PM

Michael Moore's latest political polemic, Fahrenheit 11/9, has opened in Australia, and as Fiona Williams and Nick Bhasin discuss in this week's episode of SBS' The Playlist podcast, it's the provocative director's most personal film in years. 

The film is a wake-up call to the political apathy within the United States that enabled Donald Trump to enter the White House. Its title references the day Trump was declared President of the United States, and is a companion to his Palme d'Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11 about the George W. Bush administration and its War On Terror in the wake of September 11, 2001.  

Fahrenheit 11/9 includes footage of Trump rallies and neo-Nazi protests but it casts its net beyond the current occupant of the White House, to skewer liberal apathy, and the shocking lack of humanity exercised by elected officials in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, where the water became undrinkable in 2014. 

Listen to The Playlist review 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

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Watch 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

Sunday 20 September, 8:40pm on SBS (Streaming after at SBS On Demand)

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Moore
Featuring: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Roseanne Barr, Stephen K. Bannon

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