• The Corporation (2003)

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Release Date: June 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
This documentary begins with an unusual detail that came from the 14th Amendment: Under constitutional law, corporations are seen as individuals. So, filmmaker Mark Achbar asks, what type of person would a corporation be? The evidence, according to such political activists as Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Michael Moore and company heads like carpet magnate Ray Anderson, points to a bad one, as the film aims to expose IBM's Nazi ties and these large businesses' exploitation of human rights.

Cast: Milton Freidman, Samuel Epstein, Peter Drucker, Noam Chomsky, Chris Barrett, Maude Barlow, Ray Anderson, Mikela J. Mikael

Director: Mark Achbar

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Big Pictures Media Corporation

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  • The film will still prove a tonic to those holding left-of-center views. show more

  • It's a powerful polemic in its own right, despite some maddeningly glib generalizations, a documentary that functions as a 2½-hour provocation in the ongoing debate about corporate conduct and governance.

  • One of the film's cleverest devices is a "Personality Diagnostic Checklist" that equates corporate "serial behaviors" - exploitation, deception, greed, lack of empathy and guilt - with the antisocial makeup of a certifiable psychopath. show more

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