Director: Michael Moore
When General Motor's CEO Roger Smith purged Flint, Michigan of several auto plants, the city flatlined. With the manufacturing plants that once powered Flint's economy gone, tens of thousands of people lost their jobs. And Michael Moore captured it all.
Make no mistake, crushing poverty is just as tough to watch as gross violence. Moore documents the merciless evictions of thousands of families from their homes, many only days away from Christmas; their possesions, damaged, broken and wet, sitting on pavement covered with snow.
Moore's main mission was to gain a meeting with Roger Smith himself, and predictably, it's extremely difficult. Along the way, the director takes you on an eye-opening journey through a proud city left to rot. —Debbie Encalada