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Where to Invade Next
Documentary maker Michael Moore continues his scabrous survey of modern culture with this light-hearted tour of the world, in which he visits numerous countries to see which policies might be imported across the Atlantic to improve the way of life of his fellow Americans. He is enamoured with the seven weeks of paid holiday set aside for employees in Italy, and believes that the education system in Finland is much more kind to students, overlooking standardised testing so young minds can develop and flourish without judgement at an early age. The French custom of providing delicious school lunches puts the food served by American school canteens to shame and in Iceland, Moore is impressed by the number of women serving in the upper echelons of the political establishment. Through this witty travelogue, shot over the course of six years, Moore ponders if the best way for America to move forward is to stop looking inwards.