His birth place was the genesis of his life as a documentary filmmaker. Moore grew up in Davison, a suburb of Flint, where he went to and graduated from Davison high school in 1972. From his early years, Moore displayed a streak of the rebel or what some might call defender of the down trodden. Upon graduation Moore "ran for and won a seat" on the Davison school board on the issue of firing the principle and vice principle. By the end of his term both had resigned from their positions2.
Another notable point of interest to be observed in the beginnings of this future Academy Award winner is the fact that he was an Eagle Scout, the highest honor to be achieved by a member of the boy Scouts of America organization. For his Eagle scout project, the young Michael made a documentary about safety hazards and issues around his community3. He we see the birth of the filmmaker and the influences that lead to his future projects concerning the communities we live in.
Moore's choices for his films all relate to his own life in some way or other. As we saw from his early Boy Scout days, community issues were a big part of the work he did and continues to do. ...Show more