July 04, 2004

The Corporation

The Corporation, a film by Mark Achbar.

Winner of Sundance awards. The film brings to light the internal contradictions of corporations such as human rights, the environment, patents and also looks at the history of the Corporation and how it became the leading instution in the world.

One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is todayís dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history. Based on Joel Bakanís book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, this film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the corporationís inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others.
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