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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Ten years after the release of ​THE CORPORATION​ – which remains the most successful Canadian documentary ever made – filmmakers Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott follow-up their multi-award-winning global hit with this hard-hitting and timely sequel.

THE NEW CORPORATION ​reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiralling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid 19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance world wide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future. In the face of increasing wealth disparity, climate change, and the hollowing-out of democracy ​The New Corporation​ is a cry for social justice, deeper democracy, and transformative solutions.

“It shakes up your perceptions. And it makes you suck in your breath.” (Variety)

“Cutting together searing interviews with cleverly edited imagery, the film (Canadian but often focusing on the U.S.) is right up to the minute, deftly including COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter…” (Globe and Mail)

Sunday, November 22
Doors 12:55 pm | Movie 1:15 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.

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Monday, November 23
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
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THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL (Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott 2020 / 106 mins / PG) Exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible — and how that threatens democratic freedoms.

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