retro review: The Corporation

Based on Joe Balkin’s book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, this prescient film from 2003 explains how corporations have increasingly moved from being boring legal forms of organization, to being treated as if they are entities entitled to the same rights as actual people.  The filmmakers then amusingly point out that if a corporation was a person  it  would fit the clinical definition of a psychopath.  Grimly, these unliving psychopaths have been further empowered by the Citizen’s United and Hobby Lobby rulings.

Directors:   Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar

This film is currently available to stream on through Xfinity.

(In honor of #IFFBOSTON each day of the festival I’ll post a capsule review of an alumni film)

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