Roger and Me

ロジャー&ミー [DVD]

ロジャー&ミー [DVD]

This is a 1989 documentary film directed by Michael Moore.

The CEO of GM of the day, Roger Smith, decided to close the factories in Flint, Michigan as part of downsizing.
30,000 people out of 150,000 inhabitants in the town were GM workers. So the shut down brought a serious unemployment problem.

Michael Moore, born in Flint, interviewed CEO Roger Smith, celebrities, unemployed people, wealthy people and so on.
He dropped in Smith without an appointment, which is found in his later works such as Bowling for Columbine and Sicko.

This film depicted how big an negative economic impact were brought down in a company town, and raised a question over the social responsibility of a firm in a community.