Michael Moore has made his latest movie, Slacker Uprising, available gratis for download here. Shot during his 60-city tour of college campuses in 2004 designed to motivate young people to register to vote (against Bush), the movie was shown at last year's Toronto Film Festival and hasn't garnered very kind reviews.
The trailer for the movie makes no mention of the fact that Moore's efforts failed. Instead, it just states that "young people voted for change in a landslide" and "a new political generation was born." Moore is releasing the film for free, presumably, in hopes of having some effect at the voting booth this November. Here's part of his statement encouraging people to download Slacker Uprising:
"I'm giving you my blanket permission to not only download it, but also to email it, burn it and share it with anyone and everyone (in the U.S. and Canada only). I want you to use Slacker Uprising in any way you see fit to help with the election or to do the work that you do in your community... It's completely free - I don't want to see a dime from this. And if you want, you can charge admission or ask for a donation if it's to raise money for a candidate, a voter drive, or for any non-profit or educational purpose. In other words - it's yours!"