Corporate Watch | 27.10.2004 11:58 | Oxford
Post screening talk/discussion with Corporate Watch, Dissent, WDM and other local campaign groups.
Corporate Watch is organising a post screening talk/discussion at the 5.30 screening at the Phoenix.
The film is really inspiring and the post screenig discussion will give people a change to discuss their reactions to the film, learn more about the issues, and find out how they can take action locally.
Representative from campaign and activist groups are warmly welcomed to come along and let people know how they can get invovled in campainging and activism in Oxford.
Bring leaflets and information about events and contact detials for a stall.
See you there!
More info on the film:
One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today’s dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history. In this complex and highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and inventive MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA, teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation’s increasing preeminence. Based on Bakan’s book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, the film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the 4corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others, THE CORPORATION charts the spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals as it also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.