East Bay
East Bay
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: East Bay | Animal Liberation
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
Event Type Screening

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates

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.

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

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 357.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network