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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 368
Professor
Amy Neilsen
Semester
Fall

Description
Bowling for Columbine Plot Synopsis The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by  firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry  humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed.  In doing so, he learns that the conventional answers of easy availability of guns, violent  national history, violent entertainment and even poverty are inadequate to explain this  violence when other cultures share those same factors without the equivalent carnage. In  order to arrive at a possible explanation, Michael Moore takes on a deeper examination of  America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun  ownership. Furthermore, he seeks to investigate and confront the powerful elite political  and corporate interests fanning this culture for their own unscrupulous gain. Filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the reason(s) behind the massacre of 12  students and
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