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'
Fahrenheit 11/9 is now screening around Australia through Madman Films, in partnership with SBS.