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The Corporation
Date Wednesday July 07
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-681-8699

Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

The Corporation
by Mark Achbar

Presented by Joy Newhart
from MoveOn

This award-winning documentary 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.” Provocative, 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.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted


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