Slackers, unite!!

Michael Moore to offer free film download aimed at ‘slacker’ voters
U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore plans to make his next film available online for free later this month.
Slacker Uprising, a 97-minute documentary about the 2004 U.S. elections, is an unabashed attempt to rally young voters for the coming presidential vote.
Moore said he plans to offer it as a free download for three weeks beginning Sept. 23.
He also is considering a theatrical release, positioning Slacker Uprising as an election year movie, just as his Fahrenheit 9/11 was an anti-Bush force during the 2004 campaign.
“I’ve been thinking about what I want to do to help with the election this year,” Moore said on Thursday.
Slacker Uprising follows Moore on a 62-city tour to rally young voters during the 2004 campaign, and like most of Moore’s work, it is pro-Democrat.
“This film really isn’t for anybody other than the choir,” Moore said. “But that’s because I believe the choir needs a song to sing every now and then.”
The 2004 rallying of the youth vote resulted in more than 20 million 18-to-29-year-olds casting ballots, an 11 per cent increase from 2000.
Moore wants these “slackers,” whose voter turnout is traditionally disproportionately low, back in the ballot booth in 2008. He released a paperback book, Mike’s Election Guide 2008, last week and is aiming squarely at the internet generation with his free download.
Moore said he took notice when the band Radiohead last year released an album, In Rainbows, online with pay-what-you-like pricing. He also took note of Neil Young’s experiment with streaming his anti-war album Living with War online before its standard release.
Moore promises a high-resolution download through His 2007 film Sicko was leaked online through YouTube in a low-quality version before its release.
People can sign up for the download at
Moore is also encouraging neighbourhood screenings of the film on what his website calls “a night of a thousand house parties,” planned for Oct. 4.