The Corporation (2003)

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

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