Don't Miss This Film!

The award-winning documentary "The Corporation" will be playing for free this Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7pm in Hanes Arts Center auditorium on UNC's Campus.

About "The Corporation"
One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today's dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history. In this complex and highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and inventive Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation's increasing preeminence. Based on Bakan's book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, the film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the 4corporation's inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others, THE CORPORATION charts the spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals as it also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.

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I agree, Jack, the The Corporation could have done well with a bit less of Moore and more of some other voices. But for the history of the subject and an analysis of it, Zinn and Chomsky are, respectively, invaluable.

I agree with Dan. I wouldn't have bothered to go see it if a neighbor hadn't asked, but I was very impressed by how interesting they made it. The corporate CEOs they found were amazingly.

By the way, we discussed this film a bit last month. Here's my review (with local content!) http://orangepolitics.org/2004/10/art-music-this-weekend/#comment-19559

The Corporation didn't give *that* much screen time to Moore, Chomsky, or Zinn. It really contained several practical examples, with quite a bit of evidence, of how global corporations are hurting the planet. (Consciously or unconsciously)

In the film a few conscientious CEOs were taking responsibility for their actions and working towards sustainability. These CEOs are VALUABLE role models for all business people. I especially recommend the movie to everyone working in a corporation. (Heck movie companies and movie theatres are corporations…go support their businesses!) This movie is NOT just an agenda pushing propaganda piece of ranting leftists with totally one sided views.

 

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