June 11, 2004
The Corporation

I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. I never really went to many before, I'm not sure why, but in the last year or so there have been so many great ones. This is one of those. It made me think, it made me want to change the things I do, the way I shop, the places I go. Gotta love that.

The basic idea of this film is it compares the corporation as an institution to the psychological profile of a psychopath. The filmmakers use a checklist of the qualities of a psychopath and show how corporations share each quality. We're shown examples of the evils done by corporations such as the privatization of water in Bolivia and reporters who are trampled under a corporation for trying to tell the truth about a harmful bovine growth hormone. There's a lot of great commentary by a lot of very interesting and intelligent people, like Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore.

Smart, interesting, compelling. What more do you need from a documentary? Go see it. It makes you think. And that's a really good thing.

Posted by Alyssa at June 11, 2004 08:14 PM
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