Years ago I watched a very provocative and insightful documentary about corporations, and how they influence everybody’s lives. Even though it is made in 2003, the things discussed in this movie are still very relevant toda.
“THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time…. 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…. The film is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.”
If you have not seen this documentary, I highly recommend that you do, it is available for free.
The Corporation – Full Movie
To my delight I discovered that a sequel to the original movie is made this year, called “The New Corporation.” Instead of focusing on the corporation itself, this movie focuses on how our world is influenced by big corporations.
“The Corporation (2003) examined an institution within society. The New Corporation reveals a world now fully remade in the corporation’s image, perilously close to losing democracy. We trace the devastating consequences, connecting the dots between then and now, and inspire with stories of resistance and change from around the world.”
The new movie is unfortunately not available for free. For more information about “The New Corporation”, you can check out the official website, and you can check out the trailer.
The New Corporation – Trailer
It is time to ask ourselves what kind of world we want to have, and what kind of role WE want the corporations to play in this. Without our financial support, corporations will not survive. We can all decide how we want to spend our money and monitor what kind of influence our spending has on the world. These are important decisions, so we have to choose wisely.