Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Relevant than Ever: The #1 Canadian Doc.

The Corporation is a 2003 documentary written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott.

The documentary is an entertaining, intelligent critique of the modern corporation. It also provides a brief outline of its birth and upbringing.

Whether you agree, disagree or don't really give a shit, you'll have to admit that The Corporation busts the industrial world wide open. It gives an idea of who is being exploited, for how much, where, and for what true purpose.

If you have international roots, you may value a greater understanding of what the fuck is going on in some third-world countries. Corporations have sucked countries dry for the benefit of excess. As always, though, there's two sides to every story.

I'm not completely sold on the image of the corporation as an evil force. At least, if I do see the evil, I can accept it as a necessary evil. This isn't the sort of issue where you can pick a side: we've all been born and bread in a corporate world, and there's no justifiable way to curse the ground that you walk on.

Anyway, check it out. A little long I guess, but it's broken down into seperate sections. Interviews include Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, etc.

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