Movie Viewing: The Corporation

The Corporation A Film by Mark Akbar, Jennifer Abbott, & Joel Bakan Based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan. Free Showing, Wednesday, March 1, 2006 @ 5 PM UW Law School Room 2260 Discussion to follow. For more information on this showing, contact Tyler Mertes (mertes@wisc.edu) Quick Synopsis: Canadian Law Professor Joel Bakan decided to do a new kind of analysis of the business entity known as The Corporation. What he found, by applying actual diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization and the DSM-IV, the standard diagnostic tool of psychiatrists and psychologists, was that The Corporation fits the definition of a psychopath. The Corporate entity is necessarily self-interested, amoral, callous, and deceitful. In our current state of politics, it's practically immortal, too. www.TheCorporation.com has a movie synopsis, trailers, educational resources, and much more. The Corporation has won 24 International Awards already, and critics Love it: "Fast-paced, highly enjoyable and provocative" Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Powerful. Make an effort to see it" Peter Vonder Haar, Film Threat "A cogent, compelling, powerful argument, and also... a terrific movie." Premiere Magazine “Leisurely, never boring, grimly amusing, and not entirely hopeless disquisition on the contemporary world’s dominant institution.” Village Voice

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