We were blown away by Edward Burtinsky's "A Manufactured Landcape" film and have seen it twice; So were the judges for the Genies, Canada's Academy Awards cold and lite, who gave it best documentary. If it ever comes to American theatres we encourage you to run and see it, or if it is on DVD, put it up there beside An Inconvenient Truth, for it is as important a film. While you are waiting, we have learned that an earlier important and fabulous Genie-winning Canadian documentary is now available to watch on your computers for free- The Corporation. Description continues below.
WINNER OF 26 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS! 10 Audience Choice 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. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking 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 just brilliant-visually, intellectually, and morally. This film has redefined the documentary genre."
-- Barbara Ehrenreich, Author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
"THE CORPORATION is an important, powerful film. it's a thoughtful, analytical critique that is both disheartening in its sweep and encouraging in its final prognosis about the potential for change."
-- Sarah Bartlett, Prof. of Business Journalism, Baruch College, City University of New York