Choose a film and relate it to any social/political/historical issue at that period of time. "Fahrenheit 9/11" and Journalism.

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Academy-award winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is clever, committed and concerned, and in his film "Fahrenheit 9/11" he employs the elements of documentary filmmaking-expert interviews, location shooting, archival footage, and witty on-camera antics-to create an unconventional cinematic experience. His movie provokes laughter, irony and tears and leaves viewers hungry for political satire and genuine civic discourse. His film is not a mere documentary recounting of the past events, but rather it is a film created to offer an unapologetic challenge to the character, qualifications and ability of President George W Bush. It also turns out to be an indictment of American journalism for many of the stories the mainstream press failed to examine.

With his periodic signature-interludes of comedic relief, Moore methodically and selectively works to build the case for journalistic investigation. He returns to the 2000 election and Florida's disenfranchisement of minority voters and the failure to convince one U.S.

Senator to join a formal Congressional Black Caucus objection to voting irregularities in that state. Moore jabs at the politicization of the U.S. Supreme Court and questions the Bush family's financial connections to Saudi oil interests and the family of Osama bin Laden. Simultaneously, author revisits the horror of 9/11 and families that were destroyed. Moore questions whether members of the bin Laden family should have been allowed to leave the United States without first being interrogated by the FBI. In addition, he discloses that when George W. Bush was governor of Texas he hosted representatives of the Taliban, who were known to be harboring Osama bin Laden. While in Texas, the Taliban connected with U.S. corporate interests who would eventually secure a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan after one of their consultants was anointed President. "Fahrenheit 9/11" demonstrates why Americans have reason to...