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THE CORPORATION

(2003)
120 mins | Documentary | Politics | Social Justice |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Jennifer Abott Mark Achbar

Writer(s): Joel Bakan

Star(s): Maude Barlow, Noam Chomsky, Milton Friedman, Naomi Klein

Synopsis:

For more than a hundred years, US corporations — including giants like Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Nike — have been treated as “persons” under the law.

But if a corporation is a person, what kind of person is it?

In answering this question, this provocative film takes a mischievous approach.  Because the pursuit of profit is behind every corporate decision, corporations fit a classic psychiatric profile: They are psychopaths.

This unexpected conclusion prompts many moral, political and social questions. Full of interviews with corporate insiders and critics, this often humorous documentary is packed with fascinating insights.

Winner of 26 international awards, including 10 Audience Choice Awards at f ilm festivals around the world.

We are proud to present a special 120-minute version of The Corporation created specially for REEL CANADA audiences.


    About the Director

    Mark Achbar

    Achbar produced Waterlife and Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, which he also directed. He recently produced the documentary Fractured Land. Abbott has also produced and edited several documentaries, and in 2015 directed the doc Us and Them. 

    THE CORPORATION

    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • Economics - 11, 12
    • Law - 11, 12
    • Politics - 11, 12
    • Social Science - 11, 12

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