Some days ago I found this interview by Amy Goodman and felt moved by Moore’s early life story. There’s a feeling of REALITY in it I don’t always feel in the radical and leftist American press. You can’t help it but to feel moved when he tells why and how started to make films.
It’s the story of the young son of a General Motors worker in need to tell the outside world how thousands of employees were fired and a town was dying.
The surprise: the man who taught him filming was a visiting journalist who was, by chance, a nephew of the then President Bush, the elder. The film won a prize award in NYC and there was a private projection in the President’s family house. Just one giggle was heard. Guess who’s?