The Shock Doctrine DVD
The Shock Doctrine is a gripping and incisive deconstruction of how radical free market policies have come to dominate the world.
Using shock therapy as a metaphor, the film investigates Klein s central idea of disaster capitalism. When countries are jolted by catastrophic events such as war or natural disasters, they are often subjected to totally un-regulated free market remedies that benefit corporations at public expense.
The film traces the doctrine s beginnings from the theories of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School economists, through its implementation over the past 40 years in Pinochet s Chile, Yeltsin's Russia, Thatcher's Britain, and the American Neo-Con directed invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Actors: Mat Whitecross & Michael Winterbottom
Directors: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
Run Time: 78 minutes
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