In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can # the targets of anti-corporate ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(researcher)

Star:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger
Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Catastroika (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi
Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas
Debtocracy (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Debtocracy seeks the causes of the Greek debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. It follows countries like Ecuador that created debt Audit Commissions and tracks this process in Greece.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi
Stars: Samir Amin, Hugo Arias, Alain Badiou
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A documentary that systematically challenges the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human... See full summary »

Director: Samuel McAnallen
Stars: Steven Best, Nick Gylaw, Bernard Rollin
Food, Inc. (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner
Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.

Director: Philippe Diaz
Stars: Martin Sheen, Amartya Sen, John Perkins
Propaganda (2012)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective.

Director: Slavko Martinov
Stars: Eugene Chang, Susannah Kenton
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, Gilles Kepel
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Destroying the myth of the 'liberal media,' the documentary shows how corporate interests influence the news coverage of key events.

Director: Sut Jhally
Stars: Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, Justin Lewis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can # the targets of anti-corporate campaigns by activists and protestors? No Logo, based on the best-selling book by Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein, reveals the reasons behind the backlash against the increasing economic and cultural reach of multinational companies. Analyzing how brands like Nike,The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger became revered symbols worldwide, Klein argues that globalization is a process whereby corporations discovered that profits lay not in making products (outsourced to low-wage workers in developing countries), but in creating branded identities people adopt in their lifestyles. Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work # the dynamics of corporate globalization # impact ... Written by Loretta Alper

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Brands, Globalization & Resistance

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 2003 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

OK introduction to problems with international corporations and global trade...
31 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Now that's a sexy summary... :)

If you wanted to know what's the deal with all the complaints about corporations and with the way they create global economy, this is a good place to get your basics. Famous author Naomi Klein introduces the audience to various seductive ways corporations use to sell their products and various unseductive ways they use to produce their goods as cheaply as possible. Even if you already know all this, you'll still probably learn something new during the 40 minutes of this interview.

This documentary is not perfect, though. Some of her complaints are not really relevant and the solutions she's suggesting seem like an afterthought (as if she put all of her effort solely in explaining the way the business works and problems it creates). Having said that, this explanation is excellent, understandable to a common man and the best part of the documentary.

If you want a quick course in big business economy, this film and Michael Moore's excellent documentary Roger & Me (1989), where he shows an example of the damage to (his) local economy that a corporation can leave once it exports its factories (and jobs) out of US, will do the job nicely.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss No Logo (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page