THE CORPORATION - The pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power ....
Released: 2004
Written by Joel Bakan directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

Official Website: www.thecorporation.com

 

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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!

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PRAISE

"A surprisingly rational and coherent attack on capitalism's most important institution."
The Economist

"Engaging...Compelling...Fascinating...Funny...Ultimately a frightening look at why corporations so often act the way they do."
Philadelphia Inquirer

"Cogent, even rabble rousing indictment of the most influential institutional model for our era."
Variety

"Thought-provoking doc... an entertaining package, and the coolheaded delivery increases its impact."
The New York Post

"Brilliant, Hilarious, chilling."
San Francisco Bay Guardian

"May do for big business what jaws did for sharks."
Daily Telegraph

"Fast-paced, highly enjoyable and provocative."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Powerful. Make an effort to see it."
Film Threat

"A cogent, compelling, powerful argument, and also... a terrific movie."
Premiere Magazine (Among the magazine's top 20 movies of 2004)

"Coolheaded and incisive...thorough and informative... It leaves audiences with a cold shiver."
San Francisco Chronicle

"Move over, Michael Moore! Securing the participation of so many kings of capitalism was one of the filmmakers' most vital accomplishments."
The New York Observer

"Leisurely, never boring, grimly amusing, and not entirely hopeless disquisition on the contemporary world's "dominant institution."
Village Voice

"This is the kind of filmmaking that could, if seen on a large scale, change the society we live in."
Hollywood Bitchslap

"The most astute and flat-out persuasive political documentary of the new millennium."
Now Playing Magazine

"If there was ever one documentary worth owning, it's certainly this."
DVDnet

"The Corporation will leave you with enough material to fuel dinner conversations for weeks on end. Don't miss it."
DVDtown

 
 
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