THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL Documentary

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

USA Premiere

Following the film, AFI Festivals Senior Programmer Ken Jacobson leads a conversation with filmmakers Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan.

In 2003, Canadian filmmakers Jennifer Abbott and Mark Achbar teamed up with writer Joel Bakan on the penetrating and popular documentary THE CORPORATION, which posed the provocative question, “If the corporation is legally a person, what kind of person is it?” Analyzing the corporation as a patient, the filmmakers found the corporation to be “pathologically self-interested.” Now, almost two decades later, with the world in crisis, Abbott and co-director Bakan re-examine the “patient,” asking if the corporation has changed for the better, and, if not, what can be done about it.

Through insightful interviews with a wide range of critics, footage gathered at exclusive corporate events and illuminating news clips, the filmmakers expose the corporation’s new strategic playbook and make the disturbing diagnosis that this patient is as psychopathic as ever. –Ken Jacobson

Joel Bakan teaches law at the University of British Columbia. His critically acclaimed book, “The Corporation” (2004), was an international bestseller and inspired the award-winning documentary THE CORPORATION, which he wrote and co-created. Bakan’s sequel book, “The New Corporation,” was recently released in North America.

Jennifer Abbott is a Sundance award-winning director who makes films about the most urgent issues of our time. She is best known as co-director and editor of THE CORPORATION and director of THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS. Abbott is a single mother of three living on the West Coast.

Jeffrey Winter
The Film Collaborative
festivals@thefilmcollaborative.org

Screenings

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Details

Country: Canada

Year: 2020

Directors: Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott

Screenwriter: Joel Bakan

Producers: Betsy Carson, Trish Dolman

Executive Producer: Joel Bakan

Director of Photography: Ian Kerr

Editor: Peter Roeck

Music: Matt Robertson

Cast/Featuring: Charles Officer (narrator)

Running Time (minutes): 106

Languges: English, Spanish

Accessibility: Closed Captions

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