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View other events for the week of 6/21/2006
Oakland File Screening: "The Corporation"
Date Wednesday June 21
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorChristine
THE CORPORATION

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates
christine@eastbayanimaladvocates.org
925-487-4419

This award-winning documentary by Mark Achbar explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time, the corporation. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda illuminates the corporation’s grip on our lives. In the mid-1800s the corporation emerged as a legal “person.” Imbued with a “personality” of pure self-interest, the next 100 years saw the corporation’s rise to dominance. Taking its legal status as a “person” to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask: “What kind of person is it?” Concluding its point-by-point analysis into the corporate personality, a disturbing diagnosis is delivered: the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism fully meets the diagnostic criteria of a “psychopath.” Provokative, witty, sweepingly informative, this searing film includes forty interviews with corporate insiders and critics -- including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore -- plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.
http://www.thecorporation.com

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Saturday May 20th, 2006 6:07 PM
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