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The Corporation (2003)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 1, 2004
 UK: 17 Jul 2004
BoxOffice: $1.4M

Official Website:
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Running Time
2 hours, 25 minutes

Country Canada

Studio Zeitgeist Films

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• The Corporation



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Genre: Documentary, Political, Exploitation, Society

Plot: THE CORPORATION is a well-organized and deeply fascinating documentary about the growing prominence of large global businesses, and the way that their decisions are impacting the world. The film shows how corporations have ballooned in size and power since the industrial revolution, and explains the laws and loopholes that allow them to remain nearly unaccountable for their actions. If they break a law, they are willing to admit guilt and pay the fine, because the profits outweigh the penalties. Therefore, they continue to cause serious environmental problems by dumping waste into rivers and oceans and by depleting natural resources, resulting in irreversible damage to the earth which also poses a serious threat to human life. Beyond environmental issues, the film shows how corporations exploit underpaid laborers in third world countries, violate basic human rights, make deals with foreign countries who are known enemies of the US, and in some instances perpetuate fascist regimes. Valuable, informative talking-head commentary comes from a diverse group including Ray Anderson, CEO of carpet manufacturer Interface; Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell; Dr. Vandana Shiva, feminist and ecologist; Milton Friedman, Nobel prize-winning economist; Marc Barry,

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 Directed by
Mark Achbar
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
 Written by
Harold Crooks
Betting On Love, The Dinner
 Cast
Michael Moore
Fahrenheit 9/11, Edtv, Roger & Me
Chris Barrett
2005 MTV Movie Awards, Godless., This Land Is Your Land
Noam Chomsky
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, Last Party 2000, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empi
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