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The Corporation

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Director: Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar

Cast: Jane Akre, Raymond L. Anderson

In the mid-1800s, corporations began to be recognized as individuals by U.S. courts, granting them unprecedented rights. The Corporation, a documentary by filmmakers Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott and author Joel Bakan, delves into that legal standard, essentially asking: if corporations were people, what kind of people would they be? Applying psychiatric

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The Corporation 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Corporation" is one of the best documentaries I've seen in years! Are you aware that, by law, a corporation is classified as a person. Corporations also have an obligation to their shareholders to make money, end of story. The fact is, they don't care about you and they regularly commit crimes against humanity. It's all in the name of business so their hands are apparently washed. It's relatively simple to understand. For example, lets take a look at healthcare. All of those drug advertisements we see on TV and in magazines are ONLY trying to sell you product, not get you healthy! Educated people understand that drugs just cover-up symptoms and do not address underlying causes. That's a scientific medical fact! This concept applies to any industry, not just healthcare. Please don't misunderstand, I'm not saying that all corporations are evil entities. There are a select few that actually serve public good and their actions prove it. This documentary points out the not-so-obvious reasons why the corporation (if it was a real person) would be labeled a psychopath! - Dr. Matthew J. Loop (Author of "Cracking the Cancer Code")
Guest More than 1 year ago
A bit lengthy, this film is a wonderful demonstration of good documentary work. I learned a lot from it, and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. If you like films like "Supersize Me", "Control Room", and various global issues documentaries, you will love this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this film does not pretend to be a pro-free-market movie, it makes it rife for accusations for right-wingers because of polarizing personalities like Zinn, Chomsky, and Moore. However, it delves into highly relevant topics like corporate espionage, inducing bad chemicals (Monsanto, for instance), and propping up power and having the biggest concentrated power in the history of the world. I was intrigued by the straightforward answers of most of the businessman people and they showed how incredibally and terribally arrogant they are. Don't these people have any moral fiber? As the film pointed out, industry has grown mostly out of chaos and war i.e. the Civil War in America and World War II. Don't forget there would be no Hitler without IBM. As was seen in the movie because of the extreme right-wing globalization movements of the last half century since the corporation really picked its feet up, governments in Bolivia and Argentina (Hugo Chavez) are having equally backlashing movements, often, regrettablly, with violence. The USA, if pressed, as they have been by this most amoral regime, would rebel with equally or even more heinous fighting because our country is near a civil war, in my opinion (and I am surprisingly a moderate to coservative Deomcrat, in the line of Kennedy, and revolution for me is the antithesis of progress). Ladies and Gentleman, as Henry Rollins says, "When cornered, never relent."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago