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The Corporation ()


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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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Cast

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Herself - Narrator (voice) (as Mikela J. Mikael)
Rob Beckwermert ...
Actor - Dramatizations
Christopher Gora ...
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Nina Jones ...
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Richard Kopycinski ...
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Actor - Dramatizations
Sean Lang ...
Actor - Dramatizations
Bert Phillips ...
Actor - Dramatizations
Diana Wilson ...
Actor - Dramatizations
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Akre ...
Herself - Investigative Reporter
Ray Anderson ...
Himself - CEO, Interface
Joe Badaracco ...
Himself - Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business School
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Herself - Chairperson, Council of Canadians
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Himself - Corporate Sponsored University Students
Marc Barry ...
Himself - Competitive Intelligence Professional
Robert Benson ...
Himself - Professor of Law, UCLA
Elaine Bernard ...
Herself - Executive Director of Trade Union Program, Harvard
Edwin Black ...
Himself - Author, IBM and the Holocaust
Carlton Brown ...
Himself - Commodities Trader
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Himself - USMC: Exposes Anti-FDR Plot (archiveFootage) (as Smedley Darlington Butler)
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Himself - Institute Professor, MIT
Shiv Chopra ...
Himself - Health Canada Scientist (archiveFootage) (as Dr. Shiv Chopra)
Ed Collins ...
Himself - Counselor
Thomas D'Aquino ...
Himself - President, Business Council on National Issues
Víctor Hugo Daza ...
Himself - Slain Student: Bolivia (archiveFootage)
Solomon DeMontigny ...
Himself - Baker
Peter Drucker ...
Himself - Founder, Drucker School of Management
Samuel Epstein ...
Himself - Professor Emeritus of Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois
Andrea Finger ...
Herself - Spokesperson, Celebration Florida
Nicole Barchilon Frank ...
Herself - Office Manager
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Himself - Nobel Prize Winning Economist
Susan Gaydos ...
Herself - Environmental Technician
Sam Gibara ...
Himself - Chairman and Former CEO, Goodyear Tire
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Herself (archiveFootage)
Richard Grossman ...
Himself - Co-Founder, Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy
Bruce Hamilton ...
Himself - Business Owner
Robert Hare ...
Himself - Consultant to the FBI on Psychopaths (as Dr. Robert Hare)
Lucy Hughes ...
Herself - Vice President, Initiative Media
Ira Jackson ...
Himself - Director of Center for Business and Government, Harvard University
Charles Kernaghan ...
Himself - Director, National Labor Committee
Robert Keyes ...
Himself - President and CEO, Canadian Council for Internation Business
Suk Choo Kim ...
Himself - Business Owner
Mark Kingwell ...
Himself - Philosopher
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Herself - Author, No Logo
Tom Kline ...
Himself - Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc.
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Himself - Founder & CEO, Nike (archiveFootage)
Chris Komisarjevsky ...
Himself - CEO, Burson Marsteller
James Lafferty ...
Himself - National Lawyers Guild
Susan E. Linn ...
Herself - Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard
Luke McCabe ...
Himself - Corporate Sponsored University Students
Robert Monks ...
Himself - Corporate Governance Advisor
Mark Moody-Stuart ...
Himself - Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell (as Sir Mark Moody-Stuart)
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Himself - Filmmaker & Author
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Himself - Coalition in Defense of Water and Life
Pierre Pettigrew ...
Himself - Minister of Trade, Canada
Jonathan Ressler ...
Himself - CEO, Big Fat Inc.
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Himself - President, Foundation on Economic Trends
Jim Robinson ...
Himself - Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Amy Rosefield ...
Herself - Social Worker (as Amy Field)
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Herself - Physicist & Ecologist (as Dr. Vandana Shiva)
Clay Timon ...
Himself - CEO, Landor and Associates
Michael Walker ...
Himself - Executive Director, The Fraser Institute
Robert Weissman ...
Himself - Editor, Multinational Monitor
Steve Wilson ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter
Irving Wladawski-Berger ...
Himself - Vice President, IBM Technology and Strategy Group
Don Xui Xziang ...
Himself - Burmese Refugee
Mary Zepernick ...
Herself - Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy
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Himself - Author, A People's History of the United States
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself, with George W. Bush (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Potsdam (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - During Salt March (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Behind Kathie Lee (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - with Queen Elizabeth (uncredited) (archiveFootage) (unconfirmed)
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Himself - During March on Washington (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - After Release, with Winnie (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself, with Nelson (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Peter Mansbridge ...
Himself - CBC (uncredited) (archiveSound)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Knowlton Nash ...
Himself - CBC (uncredited) (archiveSound)
Pope John XXIII ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Potsdam (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Ken Starr ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Wendy's Commercial (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Potsdam (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Eugene Whelan ...
Himself - Senator: Chairs Posilac Inquiry (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Mark Achbar
Jennifer Abbott ... (co-director)

Written by

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Joel Bakan ... (written by)
 
Joel Bakan ... (based on the book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power" by)
 
Harold Crooks ... (narration written by) &
Joel Bakan ... (narration written by) &
Mark Achbar ... (narration written by)
 
Mark Achbar ... (creator) (creator) &
Joel Bakan ... (creator) (creator) &
Thomas Shandel ... (creator) (creator) (as Tom Shandel)
 
Mark Achbar ... (creator) (creator) and
Joel Bakan ... (creator) (creator)

Produced by

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Mark Achbar ... executive producer / producer
Joel Bakan ... associate producer
Dawn Brett ... associate producer
Cari Green ... co-producer
Maureen Levitt ... consulting producer: Vision TV
Nathan Neumer ... co-producer
Thomas Shandel ... co-producer (as Tom Shandel)
Bart Simpson ... producer

Music by

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Leonard J. Paul

Cinematography by

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Mark Achbar ... (camera)
Rolf Cutts ... (camera)
Jeffrey M. Hoffman ... (camera) (as Jeff Hoffman)
Kirk Tougas ... (camera)

Film Editing by

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Jennifer Abbott

Editorial Department

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Larry Aavisto ... logger
Binky ... logger
Ness Broom ... additional editing / logger
Rudy Buttignol ... commissioning editor: TVO
Ewan Deane ... post-production coordinator
Larry Di Stefano ... assistant editor
Heather Frise ... additional editing
Tama Gempton ... post-production assistant
Julie Hatton ... logger
Sherri Hayden ... logger
Trent Hignell ... additional editing / first assistant editor
Marie Madeiros ... post-production assistant
Andrew Notman ... assistant editor
Allan Pinvidic ... on-line editor
Tina Reilhan ... additional editing
Liz Schulze ... post-production assistant
Speedy Steckley ... logger / post-production assistant
Christy Thomas ... post-production consultant
Todd Tomorrow ... logger
Jan Weitzel ... logger

Art Direction by

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Henry Faber

Production Management

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Bart Simpson ... production manager
Jeanne Slater ... post-production supervisor
Larry Di Stefano ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Trish Dolman ... second unit director
Beth Pielert ... first assistant director
Bart Simpson ... second unit director

Art Department

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Henry Faber ... graphic designer / lead designer

Sound Department

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Hennie Britton ... foley artist
Jeff Carter ... location sound
Stephen Cheung ... dialogue editor
Ian Emberton ... re-recording mixer
Tony Gort ... sound effects editor
Jeff Henschel ... location sound
Michael Keeping ... foley artist (as Michael P. Keeping)
Sean Lang ... location sound
Roger Morris ... adr mixer
David Novack ... re-recording mixer (as David Novak)
Chris Ove ... dialogue recordist
David Raines ... dialogue pre-mixer
Velcrow Ripper ... sound designer
Rick Senechal ... foley engineer
Bart Simpson ... location sound

Visual Effects by

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Bienvenido Cruz ... layout / motion designer
James Tocher ... di producer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nancy Bleck ... stills
Ruth Boyle ... camera operator
Elaine Brière ... stills (as Elaine Briere)
Ed Callaghan ... technician: stills
Adriano Cavina ... camera operator
Daniel Conrad ... camera operator
Clancy Dennehy ... camera operator
Jonas Goldman ... camera operator
Sandi Higgins ... additional videographer
Jeffrey M. Hoffman ... director of photography: documentary
Sean Lang ... camera operator
Danny Nowak ... camera operator
Bill Olson ... camera operator
Beth Pielert ... camera operator
Dennis Porter ... camera operator
James Tocher ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Brock Ellis ... animation illustrator

Music Department

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Doug Blackley ... additional music composition
Velcrow Ripper ... music supervisor
Russell Scholberg ... musician: double bass
Sarah Shugarman ... musician: violin
Sarah Webster ... music clearances

Other crew

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Mark Achbar ... research
Warren Arcan ... consultant
Laura C.V. Arena ... production assistant
Joel Bakan ... research
Toren Barnes ... production assistant
Cooper Battersby ... computer services
Manfred Becker ... consultant
Ted Beke ... production assistant
Lyle Bibler ... production assistant
Philippe Bouchard ... production assistant
Dawn Brett ... research
Sarah Butterfield ... consultant
Josh Byer ... additional research
Betsy Carson ... consultant
Hazel Cho ... production assistant
Mark Cohen ... computer services
Satya Columbo ... production assistant (as Satya Colombo)
Alysia Davies ... research
Linda Desormeaux ... production assistant
Katherine Dodds ... director of corporate communications
David Duprey ... technical coordinator
Jock Ferguson ... consultant
Eric Freeburg ... production assistant (as Eric Freeberg)
Tama Gempton ... production assistant
Susan Gleason ... production assistant
Mick Gzowski ... additional research
Corinna Hagel ... assistant: research and clearances
Brian Hamilton ... consultant
Shiela Hone ... production assistant
Karelyn Hrushowy ... production assistant
Henrieta Isufllari ... video to film transfer
Lorena Jara ... translator: Spanish
Mikela Jay ... catalyst: creative and organizational (as Mikela J. Mikael)
Jason Katz ... production assistant
Martin Kostian ... production assistant
Karen Lam ... consultant
Nina LaNegra ... production assistant (as Nina Lanegra)
Suzanne Lapierre ... production coordinator
Louis Laporte ... production assistant
Justin Lipson ... production assistant
Kim Lloyd ... additional bookkeeper
Gary Marcuse ... consultant
Terry McEvoy ... additional research (as Terry Mcevoy)
Sue Mcnaughton ... transcriptions
Lea Moss ... assistant: research and clearances
Elizabeth Murray ... additional research
Irene Nemeth ... transcriptions
Margaret Newton ... auditor
Pamela Pellegrini ... transcriptions
Beth Pielert ... additional research / production coordinator
Paula Sawadsky ... archival researcher
Eva B. Schmieg ... legal counsel: Heenan Blakie (as Eva Schmeig)
Jill Sharpe ... consultant
Bart Simpson ... additional research
Sherill Sirrs ... accountant (as Sherrill Sirrs)
Venoula Steinberg ... transcriptions
Darba Wakefield ... transcriptions
Louise Walker ... research
Eileen Wiley ... travel agent
Amy Wilson ... additional archival research
Peter Wintonick ... consultant
Gil Yaron ... research
Scott Challgren ... outreach (uncredited)

Thanks

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Reid Cohoon ... our thanks to
Rachel Dilk ... acknowledgment: brain sculpture "Braindead" by
Sandi Higgins ... our thanks to
Mark Piron ... acknowledgment: excerpt from Group Intervention courtesy of
Rick Prelinger ... special thanks
Nicholas Racz ... acknowledgment: additional footage courtesy of
Bruce Spangler ... our thanks to

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • A vállalat (Hungary)
  • Corporatia (Romania)
  • Корпорация (Russia)
  • La corporación (Mexico)
  • I etaireia (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 145 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The current running time is distilled down from 450 hours of footage and 100 hours of interviews. The first cut ran to 33 hours. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Bad Apple See more »
Crazy Credits The credits display addresses and descriptions of related websites but they can also be found on the official website for the film. See more »
Quotes Robert Monks: Again and again we have the problem that whether you obey the law or not is a matter of whether it's cost effective. If the chance of getting caught and the penalties are less than it costs to comply, people think of it as just a business decision.
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