The Documentary : Roger And Me Essay

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What is capitalism? Now a days the word “capitalism” is thrown around a lot, and many people describe it differently. Capitalism is a term used to portray the economic system we use today; it’s a system that builds the foundation of our country and a system that purely works for profit. The documentary “Roger and Me” showcases an Ex-journalist Michael Moore on the road to receive more answers on Flint, Michigan and the sudden closing of its General Motors auto plants. With over 30,000 people out of work, the documentary illustrates why our society is critically flawed and how by revealing the true face of capitalism.
Moore begins his documentary showcasing home videos; in a voice over Moore describes himself as “kind of a strange child”, and son of a General Motors AC spark plugs assembly line employee. Moore spotlights how GM defined his childhood while growing up in flint, supplying jobs to his family for generations and being the economic and social hub of the town. The fuel for Moore to expose Roger, was from the damaged that he had caused to his hometown and people within. After failing to track down Roger Smith, Moore begins to explore the emotional impact the plant closing had on his hometown and some of his friends. He interviewed an auto worker named Ben hamper, who suffered a nervous breakdown after being laid off and was relocated to the mental health institution.
According to Moore GM was the richest company in the world, totaling profit in the billions. The…

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