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January 13, 2017 by The Corporation
The Corporation now on VOD!

We’ve partnered with Cinema Politica for the video on demand release of the crowdfunded 10th Anniversary version of The Corporation. You can now get the new, shorter cut of the film for download or streaming!

"Cinema Politica successfully delivers independent art to the eyes and ears of the public."
-Mark Achbar, director of The Corporation

We are huge Cinema Politica fans and have a long history with their founder who helped us tremendously during the original launch of The Corporation. The Montreal-based non-profit network is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary screening network in the world.

Let's Get #1000Schools

Thanks to the 459 supporters who contributed to our #OffTheCouch campaign, we are well on our way to giving the film away free to 1,000 schools! We currently have 564 educators who have signed up to receive the film, but we need your help to hit the 1,000 mark. Encourage educators to get on the recipient list now.

Now that the #OffTheCouch campaign has officially wrapped, contribution perks are no longer in place. We’ll still gratefully take your contributions and put it toward the #1000 schools goal, but the Activist license for unlimited public screenings and the Educational License are back to their regular price.

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July 30, 2015 by Hello Cool World

The Corporation – Ten Years On: An Audience with Joel Bakan

As part of the 75th Meeting of the Academy of Management conference, happening here in Vancouver – attendees are invited to the Critical Management Studies Division's Activist Speaker Session screening of The Corporation and discussion with Joel Bakan at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday August 9, 2015, from 4-7pm.

Joel's take on corporate social responsiblity, combined with the film screening, should present an opportunity for a lively debate! Watch for our follow up blog about the discussion, and follow us on Twitter #JoelBakan @CorporationFilm

The Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management held this year here in Vancouver (Where the Corporation team is based) from August 7-11.

The theme of the 2015 conference, Opening Governance, invites members to consider opportunities to improve the effectiveness and creativity of organizations by restructuring systems at the highest organizational levels. The term 'governance' refers to leadership systems, managerial control protocols, property rights, decision rights, and other practices that give organizations their authority and mandates for action. Opening governance involves revisiting these practices especially in light of big data, crowdsourcing, and other emerging... more ››

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July 20, 2015 by Hello Cool World

VANCOUVER SCREENING of THE PRICE WE PAY, A FILM BY HAROLD CROOKS

The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives is bringing our friend Harold Crooks fine new film to Vancouver this Wednesday. Don't miss this important film that takes the lid off tax havens.Join us for a screening of The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks – a VFCC Best Canadian Documentary Winner and VIFF Impact Award Nominee – about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance.

TICKETS ARE $10 — PURCHASE ONLINE

The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s book La Crise fiscale qui vient. Director Harold Crooks (who co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary documentary about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen  multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens. Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.

Crooks goes behind the scenes to show how multinationals and the super-wealthy game the system to avoid paying tax. There is at least $199 billion in officially reported Canadian corporate funds in the top ten tax havens – part of the $38 trillion diverted internationally. The dollars involved are staggering and could go a long way to solving the world’s problems.

There will be a short conversation after the screening with Dennis Howlett (Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness) and... more ››

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May 13, 2015 by Sandy Haksi

We've started contacting the 200+ educators who have signed up to receive the film free so they can get the new 10th anniversary download of The Corporation for their classroom. We look forward to hearing their feedback and are excited the campaign to reach #1000schools has officially begun!

That being said, we are still $10,000 away from our goal and need the additional funds if we are to get in touch with schools and educational buyers across North America and hit our 1,000 goal. Every province and state has different curriculum and systems so there is no single way to reach them efficiently, which means rolling up our sleeves and doing it the old fashioned way: hitting the phone lines, emails and networking like mad.

Thanks for all your support in helping us release this new, shorter version of the film. As many of our supporters have been telling us, we believe it is vital that this film reach a whole new generation.

Support our campaign to get the film free to 1,000 schools. Encourage your educator friends to sign up to get their copy. Give us your feedback on the film including what a sequel should look like.

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April 10, 2015 by Sandy Haksi
Help us get the film free into 1,000 schools

Counting our Bitcoin donations, we're 80% of the way to our $50,000 campaign goal!

We'd like to give a special shout-out to the amazing supporters who have helped us raise over $5,000 since the crowdfunding campaign "officially" ended. We apologize to any who haven't been personally thanked yet but we've added everyone to our contributors gratitude page. Please let us know if you would prefer anonymity.

Thanks to all our #OffTheCouch supporters, we have enough to start giving the film away to the first batch of educators who signed up to get the film free. We're hoping this will start seeding discussions about corporate power worldwide, and we encourage anyone who has watched the film to give us feedback.

We're still a long way from our 1,000 schools goal so your continued gifts will really make an impact. Over 200 educators have signed up but imagine if we had 1,000... Multiply that by the number of students who will see the film and pretty soon we're talking about hundreds of thousands of people, all engaging around the issues and moved to do something. That's our dream anyway. Perhaps you'd like to join us?

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March 02, 2015 by Hello Cool World

Tonight Joel Bakan joins KPBS on air to help fundraise and talk about his latest book "Childhood Under Seige" as part of a special fundraising broadcast of the film. 

We're thrilled that even after a decade has gone by, the film is still relevant and reaching out to new audiences. Check out the short video we did with Joel and supporters of the film about why the film still matters!

Where you able to watch the KPBS broadcast? What do you think?  Let us know why you think the film still matters -- if you do -- and support KPBS and our campaign.

The Corporation Airs Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

 

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