Ever wonder how our world came to be ruled by corporations? What exactly are corporations, anyway? Beginning with a history of corporations and how their power grew substantially after World War II, this documentary examines the concept of the corporation, charting its development, its character, and the effects that profit-driven corporations have on the world we live in.
Are they destroying our world? Unchecked corporations have the power to poison and despoil the environment. If they are large enough, they are almost immune from prosecution.
Here's some promotional information for THE CORPORATION:
WINNER OF 26 INTERNATIONAL 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 ... THE CORPORATION takes 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. 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.
Hey, as a bonus, LINK TV is showing "Blackwater: Army for Hire" immediately after Part II. And immediately after that, they are showing "The Politics of War" which examines the documentary No End in Sight about our Iraq dilemma. Looks like a good night for recording!