The Corporation

Outline: Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Plot Synopsis: Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.
Actors: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Smedley Darlington Butler, Noam Chomsky
  • Directors: Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar
  • Format: Color, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Zeitgeist Films
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
  • Run Time: 145 minutes
  • DVD Features:DISC ONE * Two feature audio commentaries: One with co-directors Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, and one with writer Joel Bakan * Janeane Garofolo interviews Joel Bakan on Air America's Majority Report * "Q's and A's": A selection of television, radio and festival interview segments with the filmmakers, including segments from CNN Financial, WNYC, WBAI, and Air America * Theatrical trailers for The Corporation and Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media * Selection of deleted scenes, including additional clips from Michael Moore's The Awful Truth * Grassroots marketing video segment
  • DISC TWO * "Topical Paradise" and "Tell Me More": Over 5 hours of additional footage of The Corporation's 40 interviewees, searchable by topic or interview subject * Plus: Additional trailers, web links, subject updates, and more!
  • Genres: Documentary, History
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