Bowling For Columbine

bowling for columbine
Famed filmmaker and left-wing political humorist Michael Moore tackles America’s obsession with firearms in this Oscar-winning documentary centered on the Columbine High School massacre of 1999.

Year: 2002
Certificate: 15
Director: Michael Moore
Starring: Michael Moore, Marilyn Manson, Dick Clark, Charlton Heston, Matt Stone, John Nichols

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Of course everyone has heard of Columbine High School and the tragic events of April 20th 1999, but what caused Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to go on a rampage just weeks before graduation? In this documentary Michael Moore looks at the events and possible causes of school shootings in the U.S.A.

Was there a link to the type of music they listened to? The video games they played? Or did the type of movies that they liked to watch have anything to do with it? What makes the U.S.A. so different to other countries when it comes to numbers of people being shot and killed? Michael asks all these questions and more to survivors, victims’ families, gun and ammunition retailers as well as pro- and anti-gun lobbyists. Or could it have something to do with the 2nd amendment and the ‘right to bear arms’?

This documentary is a real eye opener to the American gun culture and the lifestyle in general. It is rage inducing and funny all at the same time and has a brilliant sound track as well, which includes The Beatles’ “Happiness is a Warm Gun” and Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”.

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