Monday, December 31, 2007

The Corporation (Film)

I believe everyone that has more than three brain cells and takes economics at our school should take the time to watch this movie, it is an excellent reminder of what corporations are responsible for and what we can do as individuals as well as some very real dangers our generation is going to face. Plus it has an interview with Milton Friedman so that alone makes it worth watching.

Here is the link for the torrent of this movie, use a program like azureus to download the actual thing.

Youtube link

From the official website:

About the Film

WINNER OF 26 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS! 10 Audience Choice Awards including the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

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.

"AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING EXTRAS, there is basically another 6-hour (!) documentary included." MovieFreak

Along with the groundbreaking 145-minute theatrical version of the film, the two-disc DVD has eight hours of never-before-seen footage. In addition to two commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and Q's-and-A's, 165 new clips and updates are sorted "by person" and "by topic." Get the details you want to know on the issues you care about. Then, check out the web links for follow-up research and action.

THE CORPORATION is Canada's most successful documentary... EVER!

The film is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.

3 comments:

c. h. ziogas said...

I have the movie, courtesy of Mike Mayson from Athens College and I'm planning to show it to you guys a bit later in the course.

ellie said...

sir,his name is adOnis,not Adonis:)

c. h. ziogas said...

BTW, happy nameday!