Please join us to welcome documentary filmmaker, author, and activist Michael Moore as he visits the College of Staten Island tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29 to discuss the youth vote and the 2016 Election. This free event, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, will take place in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Springer Concert Hall at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm and seating is first come, first served. (No photography or videography is allowed). Come hear what Mr. Moore has to say about the importance of the youth vote in this pivotal election year. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at 718.982.3088.
Michael Moore is a documentary filmmaker and satirist. His debut film was Roger & Me which became the highest-grossing U.S. documentary of the time. Mr. Moore had a short-lived political series called TV Nation and his film Bowling for Columbine, won an Academy Award. The provocative filmmaker and social activist has aroused the passionate support of millions, and the equally passionate anger of millions more. Mr. Moore has spent most of his career passionately addressing what he sees as the social ills of U.S. society: morally irresponsible corporations and a government that responds to small and privileged segments of the population rather than to the needs of the country as a whole. Most of Mr. Moore’s works have sparked controversy and conversation, but his 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11 brought a firestorm of heated debate. The film presents Moore’s criticism of President George W. Bush, particularly Bush’s response to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11, 2001, as well as the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq in 2003. As the movie went on to break box office records, the controversy continued, with audiences deeply divided over whether Mr. Moore is a creative genius and hero to the average citizen or a manipulative liar and an embarrassment to his country. (Source: http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Li-Ou/Moore-Michael.html).