Michael Moore is an old hand at navigating – and causing – controversy, so it’s no wonder that Jeff Gibbs’s feature documentary on climate change and green technologies, Executive Produced by Moore, has been a hot button topic. But the debate is more than a matter of publicity: the controversy reminds us – as the film itself argues – that we need to educate ourselves, evaluate our information sources, and reflect. This is not always easy to do in this era of information overload, but well worth it when it comes to crucial topics like the environment.
So the online, ticketed Q&As with Gibbs and Producer Ozzie Zehner will offer a great chance for audiences to dig deeper into these issues.
The film is available for through the official site, so you can jump into the Q&A well prepared. It’s also worth checking out the debate. Read all you can: responses from people represented in the film such as this one; defences on the film’s website offering evidence and responses to criticisms; and third-party evaluations of it such as this and this. Just never assume that anyone is “objective.”
Read, listen, watch, and make up your own mind. The stakes are high.