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