Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Film-of-the-Month: September 2005

This film is an absolute MUST-SEE. It should be made part of every high school curriculum nationwide.
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THE CORPORATION


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Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Writers: Joel Bakan, Harold Crooks, Mark Achbar
Year: 2003


This documentary film examines the historical development of the 'corporate entity' over the 150 year span from its inception to its present-day manifestation and worldwide impact. Reaching back to the early days of the republic, when corporations were consortiums sanctioned and limited by the government to perform a specific task (such as building roads) it points to the fateful event that occurred in the latter part of the 19th century when, in a series of bizarre decisions, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations were legally defined as persons and therefore subject to equal-protection provisions under the 14th Amendment.


This momentous Supreme Court ruling opened the floodgates of uncensored corporate avarice and shameless exploitation on a global level. Based on hard-hitting interviews and graphic factual research the film demonstrates how this newly defined 'person' perfectly matches the profile of a psychopath in its ruthless pursuit of power and profit coupled with callous indifference to the harm it causes to individuals, to the community, to the environment, to animals, to the oceans and to the global eco-sytem. -

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Anonymous Ed said...

This film is an eye-opener. If all the kids who are going nuts about the Harry Potter movies would be made to watch this exposé, the world would be a saner place and our prospects for the future of this planet would be much improved.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:42:00 PM  

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