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    Roger and Me

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    The documentary film Roger and Me, directed by Michael Moore, is an excellent documentary which is meant to portray the closing of a General Motors (GM) factory in Flint, Michigan, and its subsequent effects on the town. Using a wide variety of effective techniques, Moore seeks to elicit sympathy among the viewers of the film as he demonstrates the extreme hardships caused on the town's economics and lifestyle due to the factory's closing. In the 1980s, American factories were closing at a rapid

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    Roger And Me Roger And Me is a documentary that carries a considerable economic significance by presenting a modern version of capitalism, and by depicting an interesting example of Gunnar Myrdal’s theory of the circular and cumulative causation. Flint, the hometown of the filmmaker Michael Moore, has been built around the factories of one of the largest auto corporations in the world – General Motors. For decades on end the company has been prosperous, making high profits and keeping its workers

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    Michael Moore's Roger & Me Roger & Me is a documentary film chronicling the workings of one of the world’s largest corporations, General Motors, as it nearly turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town. In his quest to discover why GM's management and board of directors would do such a thing, filmmaker Michael Moore, a Flint native, attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers up in Flint to "talk things over." Moore is the son of a Flint autoworker

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    Imperialism Exposed in Roger & Me

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    ideas of a booming economy suddenly becoming a state of despair and perhaps even turning into a recession or depression? In watching the film Roger & Me I feel like Flint, Michigan experienced these events because of the decisions of General Motors. Flint was at first a booming economy, but it soon became one filled with much poverty. I believe that Roger & Me deals, at least in part, with the issue of

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    In Roger & Me (1989), Michael Moore exposed the negative economic impact caused when several General Motors auto plants closed in Flint, Michigan. The film began with the narrator, Moore, introducing himself and his background so that some credibility was established. After he returned home from a failed job opportunity the GM plants began closing despite record profits being made. The film was then interspersed with interviews from the unemployed and executive GM employers, clips of people being

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    Roger and Me is a film documenting the lives of factory workers and the town of Flint, Michigan after the GM truck factory closed in 1989. Michael Moore, the film maker and narrator, appears biased and represents one-side. This bias was aided by the lack of availability of CEO Roger Smith, and the deliberate tactical maneuvers of GM to avoid Mr. Moore and any discussion of Flint, MI. The town of Flint existed because of the factories. The biggest employer on Flint was GM and the other businesses

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    Companies Should Support Local Communities

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    presents the fact that some people are greedy with their money. In his first film, Roger and Me, Moore tries to get Roger Smith, President of G.M., to visit Flint, Michigan, so he can see how closing a factory, where 30,000 people used to work, affects a community. (Smith closed eleven factories in America, opened new factories in Mexico and paid the workers $.70 an hour, so he could personally profit.) Moore wants Roger Smith, to be aware of how his actions hurt a society and instead of using the money

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    It’s Time to Demand More from Corporate America Michael Moore exposes corporate America's dark side in Roger and Me, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, and The Big One (Moore).  These show that corporate America is committing a form of domestic terrorism by dehumanizing and exploiting their workers then forcing them to the streets to survive. The actions by individuals such as Roger Smith and Phil Knight are perfect examples of capitalists constantly oppressing the working class described

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    It’s Time to Stop Corporate Terrorism

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    (Moore)  Relationships between employers and their employees are dwindling as no credit given to the hard workers. (Terkle)  Instead, their jobs are taken away.  The more profit the company makes the less that goes back to the economic community.  Roger Smith, the CEO of GM, moved his company to Mexico where he could increase profit by paying the workers less. (Moore)  This is a corporate terrorism where "anything goes" seems to the motto.  Corporations are mindlessly discarding whatever is in their

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    today.  Your status in America is greatly influenced by how much money you make.  We see the effects of money while reading the paper, wathshing the evening news, and in Micheal Moore’s movies. As we see in all three of Micheal Moore’s films Roger & Me, Pets or Meat, and The Big One, money can affect a society in horrible ways.  The major corporations such as GM closed the doors in their plants and left 30,000 American’s without a job.  Only to move their plant to a far off country and pay people

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