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May 15, 2020 by The Corporation
THE NEW CORPORATION: the unfortunately necessary sequel
The world has changed since The Corporation was released in 2003. Despite Wall Street's implosion in 2008, floods, hurricanes and wildfires fueled by climate change, ever-increasing inequality, environmental destruction, growing political instability, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of corporations has grown to an all-time high.... more ››
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February 23, 2017 by The Corporation
17 years after The Corporation started a global conversation about the modern business corporation, best-selling author and scholar Joel Bakan is now working on a follow-up project that focuses on the corporation’s remarkable evolution and transformation since the first film. “The original film was a call to action,” says Joel... more ››
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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... more ››
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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 ... 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... more ››
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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... more ››
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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... more ››
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February 20, 2015 by The Corporation
We've just launched our new website using Drupal. Thank you Sandy Haksi for all your hard work! Check out the new site and please let us know if you find any bugs! Are there features we've missed? Suggestions?  With Canadian and US elections just around the corner, corporations will be pushing hard for candidates and legislation... more ››
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