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Michael Moore. Photo Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File
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On the eve of the US presidential election, you could be forgiven for hoping for something more than blow-by-blow analysis of every minute of the campaign.

So if next Tuesday night (November 8) you find yourself with your finger hovering over the channel-change button, you could do worse than hitting number one.

Much as we are not generally given to lauding the wares of commercial television, the Ten Network does deserve credit for choosing to screen Michael Moore’s most recent offering, TrumpLand.

Filmed over two nights in Ohio, it’s an endorsement for Hillary Clinton delivered in the form of a one-man stage show in America’s Appalachian region, an area home to thousands of Trump supporters.

Moore dives right into hostile territory with a daring and reportedly hilarious one-man show.

The live performance film sees Moore attempt to make Trump-supporting attendees feel at ease by seating ‘Mexican and Mexican-looking Americans’ in a segregated area, blocked off by a human wall, and ‘Muslim-looking’ attendees in another area, monitored by a drone.

‘I’m filled with optimism, but I’m gonna be busy every single minute between now and when the polls close. I’m taking this very seriously,’ Moore said.

The Ohio Republicans tried to stop Moore from filming his show in their state. But will he succeed in his mission to ‘Make America Sane Again’?

It comes highly recommended by The Guardian’s TV reviewer Graeme Virtue, who says, ‘if proof were needed of the film’s box-freshness, Moore even suggests potential US protest voters should learn from the UK’s Brexit fallout.’

Michael Moore In TrumpLandTuesday, 8 November At 9.30pm. On ONE.


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