Michael Moore is back with Where To Invade Next, his new doc that’s been storming the festival circuit this year. Framed as a wry travelogue, the film satirizes U.S. foreign policy with visits to several countries, including France, Finland, and Italy, examining how they deal with economic and social ills experienced Stateside. In other words, instead of waging wars over resources like oil, why not wage them over decent health care and so on. Where To Invade Next was rated R by the MPAA despite Moore’s protests. The new trailer has been released and you can see it here now.
This is Moore’s first film since Capitalism: A Love Story, which examined the financial crisis that nearly destroyed the world’s economy. In many ways, Where To Invade Next could be seen as a direct sequel, delving as it does into the current world shaped by that crisis. As Moore explained during Deadline’s The Contenders a month ago, the film was shot largely in secret with a small crew, often being recognized by local media but with the secrecy preserved thanks to the international language barrier.
Written and directed by Moore, it’s produced by Moore, Carl Deal, and Tia Lessin. From Dog Eat Dog Films and IMG Films, the doc invades theaters December 23. Meahwhile, here’s the new poster: