Where to Invade Next (North End Productions, 2015), written and directed by Michael Moore.
Reviewed by Roger D. Harris
Posted on February 23 by the Communications Committee
The title Where to Invade Next pimps off of the idea of critiquing US imperialism’s war without end. But documentarian Michael Moore is not going there in his first film in six years.
With Old Glory in tow, Moore’s “one-man army…invades” Western Europe, plus stops in Slovenia and Tunisia, to “steal” good eye-opening ideas to take home:
- Gourmet public school lunches in France.
- Free higher education for citizens and foreigners alike in Slovenia.
- Decriminalization of drugs and attendant social services in Portugal.
- Schools emphasizing time to socialize over teaching to the test in Finland.
- Two-hour lunch breaks and eight-weeks of vacation plus paid maternity leave in Italy.
- Public education condemning its fascist past in Germany, compared to the amnesia in the US regarding the genocide of our indigenous and the enslavement of Africans.
- Prisons for humane rehabilitation in Denmark.