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What happened to Flint Michigan in the 1980s The purpose of documentary film is to enlighten inform and entertain There are many things that come to mind when a person say the word documentary Some of the things that come to mind are that documentaries are usually educational and are not too exciting That is not to say that a documentary cannot be exciting although documentaries express the facts of the topic and do not have fictional ideas to make it more exciting While documentary films rely on fact to present their story not all films must be a documentary to be based on a fact or true story It can also be said that documentaries are not necessarily completely true but are based primarily on reality Some documentaries are directed more towards history or telling a story of some sort and are usually made with real people not actors The documentary Roger and me is a highly praised provocative low budget film in which Michael Moore shows how the worlds richest corporation General Motors had destroyed Moores hometown of Flint Michigan by firing 30000 workers during a time when the company was making record Profits Throughout the film Moore and his camera crew stalk the GM Chairman from GM headquarters to health clubs hotels and shareholders meetings trying to invite him to Flint Michigan to see the results of the plant closings Moore never does gain access to Roger Smith and has to settle for GM spokesperson Thomas Kay The GM motors company founded in Flint Michigan provided Flint with an abundance of jobs and a seemingly secure economic environment While the executives of GM who made this decision were not effected by these negative results the common man in Flint was forced to completely reconsider his lifestyle Although GMs top
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