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

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Credited cast:
Mikela Jay ...
Herself - Narrator (voice) (as Mikela J. Mikael)
Rob Beckwermert ...
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Christopher Gora ...
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Nina Jones ...
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Richard Kopycinski ...
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Sean Lang ...
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Bert Phillips ...
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Diana Wilson ...
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Jane Akre ...
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Ray Anderson ...
Himself - CEO, Interface
Joe Badaracco ...
Himself - Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business School
Maude Barlow ...
Herself - Chairperson, Council of Canadians
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Himself - Corporate Sponsored University Students
Marc Barry ...
Himself - Competitive Intelligence Professional
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Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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4 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Corporação  »

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Opening Weekend:

$28,671 (USA) (4 June 2004)

Gross:

$1,879,301 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Narrator: 150 years ago, the business corporation was a relatively insignificant institution. Today, it is all-pervasive. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today's dominant institution. This documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts, and possible futures of the modern business corporation. Initially given a narrow legal mandate, what has allowed today's corporation to achieve such extraordinary power and influence ...
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Brilliant
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I sat down last night to watch "The Corporation" after a long day off working for one, I was thinking I was about to see a documentary that gave me all of the answers. Why are corporations so powerful? Why do we allow them to take so much from us and return so little? Who is the face behind them? These questions were answered, but not in the way I thought they would be. The Corporation is brilliant in that way. As a documentary, the filmmakers take care to use credible information that can be checked, and an edgy style of editing that keeps the viewer enthralled. The film chronicles the history and rise to power of the modern day corporation with surprising honesty. I never felt that corporations were being represented unfairly (often, those who spoke of the most striking aspects of corporations were CEOs and other business leaders.) What moved me most about this film was actually how simple these mega corporations all seem when broken down to their essentials. Quite a feat considering how complex these entities actually are. The filmmakers often use the type of fast-paced editing that commercials use to further execute their point. I had to watch this movie again after I finished it the first time because it was so unbelievable. This is an exemplary film that challenges us to think about the kind of "people" we are allowing to run our lives, and is an example of what all great documentaries should look like. Both a thinking film and one that clearly explains things, I would highly recommend this movie to both future filmmakers/majors and business people alike.


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