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The award-winning film that puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch.

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April 10, 2015 by Sandy Haksi
Be part of our crowd

We're getting closer to our $50,000 goal to give a 10th anniversary version of the film away to 1,000 schools! This new version is available digitally worldwide and we're offering campaign exclusive perks to get it.

Any Contribution
Recognition on Our Allies page & social media channels.

$50 Contribution
Get the download for personal use.

$75 Contribution
Get the new Cinema Politica book on documentary activism.

$100 Contribution 
Download with a lifetime activist license for unlimited public screenings. (Regular price $550.)

$5,000 Contribution
Community producer credit with a customized film intro featuring your logo & information that you can use for public screenings.

Make a contribution to our Get Up Off The Couch! campaign to get these perks >>

Thanks for your ongoing support.

The Corporation grassroots team

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News & Views

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 at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday August 9, 2015, from 4-7pm.

Joel's take on corporate social responsiblity, combined with the film screening, should present an opportunity for a lively debate! Watch for our follow up blog about the discussion, and follow us on Twitter #JoelBakan @CorporationFilm

The Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management held this year here in Vancouver (Where the Corporation team is based) from August 7-11.

The theme of the 2015 conference, Opening Governance, invites members to consider opportunities to improve the effectiveness and creativity of organizations by restructuring systems at the highest organizational levels. The term 'governance' refers to leadership systems, managerial control protocols, property rights, decision rights, and other practices that give organizations their authority and mandates for action. Opening governance involves revisiting these practices especially in light of big data, crowdsourcing, and other emerging digital technologies that expand the information and expertise available to organizational leaders. How and when should managers open governance practices to involvement by engaged stakeholders? What advances and problems arise from transparency in decision making?

The Opening Governance theme also points to... more ››

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July 20, 2015 by Hello Cool World

VANCOUVER SCREENING of THE PRICE WE PAY, A FILM BY HAROLD CROOKS

The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives is bringing our friend Harold Crooks fine new film to Vancouver this Wednesday. Don't miss this important film that takes the lid off tax havens.Join us for a screening of The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks – a VFCC Best Canadian Documentary Winner and VIFF Impact Award Nominee – about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance.

TICKETS ARE $10 — PURCHASE ONLINE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 - 7:00PM TO 9:00PM

RIO THEATRE
1660 EAST BROADWAY
VANCOUVER, BC V5N 1W1
CANADA

The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s book La Crise fiscale qui vient. Director Harold Crooks (who co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary documentary about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen  multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens. Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.

Crooks goes behind the scenes to show how multinationals and the super-wealthy game the system to avoid paying tax. There is at least $199 billion in officially reported Canadian corporate funds in the top ten tax havens – part of the $38 trillion diverted internationally. The dollars involved are staggering and could go a long way to solving the world’s problems.... 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 goal and need the additional funds if we are to get in touch with schools and educational buyers across North America and hit our 1,000 goal. Every province and state has different curriculum and systems so there is no single way to reach them efficiently, which means rolling up our sleeves and doing it the old fashioned way: hitting the phone lines, emails and networking like mad.

Thanks for all your support in helping us release this new, shorter version of the film and keeping the issue of corporate personhood and power at the forefront. As many of our supporters have been telling us, we believe it is vital that this film reach a whole new generation and counter the increased corporate messaging they are bombarded with every day - even in their very schools.

And for the rest of us, it's time to - as Michael Moore says at the end of the film - "get up off the couch" and take a stand against the pathological pursuit of profit that's putting our very planet at risk.

Support our campaign to get the film free to 1,000 schools. Encourage your educator friends to sign up to get their copy. Give us your feedback on the film including what a sequel should look like.

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May 06, 2015 by Sandy Haksi
Save The Link

Our ability to link is under attack, and we need your help to save it!

A brand new leak[1] confirms that legislators in Europe are moving towards rules that would require websites to monitor user activity, and are pushing forward schemes that would give them the power to censor and block links[2] –the basic building blocks of the Web.

This will impact Internet users everywhere. Let’s put a stop to this right now: add your voice to the global network to Save the Link.

The link is what powers many of our favorite online services, and what enables us to stay connected with friends and family from around the world. Simply put, censoring links will break the Internet. Speak out now, and tell public officials that we’ll fight to Save the Link.

You’ve probably seen the campaign to shed light on the Internet censorship plan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It’s just one way Big Media is trying to censor the Web–but it’s far from the only way. That’s why we need to continue to grow a huge network of individuals and organizations committed to stopping these censorship plans, wherever they emerge.

Join thousands of Internet users from across the world who have said enough is enough: we have a right to link.

Here’s just one example: a law recently passed in Spain [3] is so extreme that it could result in fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars for... 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 to our contributors gratitude page. Please let us know if you would prefer anonymity.

Thanks to all our #OffTheCouch supporters, we have enough to start giving the film away to the first batch of educators who signed up to get the film free. We're hoping this will start seeding discussions about corporate power worldwide, and we encourage anyone who has watched the film to give us feedback.

We're still a long way from our 1,000 schools goal so your continued gifts will really make an impact. Over 200 educators have signed up but imagine if we had 1,000... Multiply that by the number of students who will see the film and pretty soon we're talking about hundreds of thousands of people, all engaging around the issues and moved to do something. That's our dream anyway. Perhaps you'd like to join us?

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Quotes

The Corporation will leave you with enough material to fuel dinner conversations for weeks on end. Don’t miss it.

- Christopher Long, DVDtown