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Michael Moore is a writer and film director who stands up for the blue-collar working class people In his film Roger and Me he shows how these groups of people are mistreated and disregarded by the stockholders and the company chairman of General Motors Moore shows that corporate America is the American dream perfected and then corrupted because of greed and the will to power Michael Moore was born in Davison Michigan just outside of Flint in the shadow of the GM plant His home was an apartment over a dry cleaners shop His family moved from a small three-room bedroom ranch house on a dirt road when he was very young After his two sisters were born his family moved again this time to a small house on a paved street He left his home at age fourteen to go to the seminary At age fifteen he decided that he no longer wanted to be a Catholic priest and he quit Later in high school he started a very successful life He became an eagle scout and was elected to the school board this was not done without a fight he had to sue the school board because they did not want to accept a long-haired eighteen-year-old When he was twenty-two he founded and became the editor of the Flint Voice one of the nations most respectable alternative newsletters In 1989 Moore produced and directed a documentary entitled Roger and Me a political satire about his quest to convince General Motors Chairman Roger Smith to visit Flint Michigan and witness the devastation brought by GM shutdowns His movie quickly became the highest grossing documentary of all time appearing on more than 100 of the critics 10 best films of the year lists The film was also given many awards and even led to the founding of the Center for Alternative Media In Roger and Me Moore wants answers for the plant closing and
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