Monday, December 1, 2008

The Corporation

Earlier in the month Mario requested films about Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. Some of these were posted here, but he was also asking for more documentaries about the future of corporations in relation to some of the bigger issues currently being experienced around the world. I thought that a great place to start would be with a look at what a corporation actually is. This informative documentary will explore aspects of corporations that many of us have never considered.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.

Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.



Among the 40 interview subjects are CEOs and top-level executives from a range of industries: oil, pharmaceutical, computer, tire, manufacturing, public relations, branding, advertising and undercover marketing; in addition, a Nobel-prize winning economist, the first management guru, a corporate spy, and a range of academics, critics, historians and thinkers are also interviewed.

Click here for the offical website to find out more about some of the issues raised in the film.

Oh...if you like this film, consider buying the DVD or contributing to the causes found on the official site.

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