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August 15, 2016 by The Corporation
The Corporation now on VOD!

We’re partnering with Cinema Politica for the video on demand release of the crowdfunded 10th Anniversary version of The Corporation. You can now get the new, shorter cut of the film for download or streaming!

"Cinema Politica successfully delivers independent art to the eyes and ears of the public."
-Mark Achbar, director of The Corporation

We are huge Cinema Politica fans and have a long history with their founder who helped us tremendously during the original launch of The Corporation. The Montreal-based non-profit network is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world.

Let's Get #1000Schools!

Thanks to the 459 supporters who contributed to our #OffTheCouch campaign, we are well on our way to giving the film away free to 1,000 schools! We currently have 411 educators who have signed up to receive the film, but we need your help to hit the 1,000 mark. We'd love to be do it by the time the video on demand release drops so encourage educators to get on the recipient list now. We’ll be making our own push through educational networks and other channels so there's no telling how long this opportunity will be around.

Now that the #OffTheCouch campaign has officially wrapped, contribution perks are no longer in place. We’ll still gratefully take your contributions and put it toward the #1000 schools goal, but the Activist license for unlimited public screenings and the Educational License are back to their regular price.

Tags: #1000schools, #offthecouch, cinema politica, 10th Anniversary, The Corporation film
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June 08, 2016 by The Corporation


We teamed up with Move to Amend, Bullfrog Films, and DocFactory to create the collaborative film “mash up,” Shadows of Democracy, that includes segments from the documentaries The Corporation, Shadows of Liberty, and Legalize Democracy. You can watch it all June on Free Speech TV!

Move to Amend is also encouraging viewers to organize your own houseparty showing to help spread the word about the nature of corporate rule and the movement for democracy. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to watch the absurdity of corporate personhood and money as protected political speech. 

We figure you’re already familiar with The Corporation but here’s a little more about these other films…

Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots, tracing the story of media manipulation through the years to pose a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

Legalize Democracy is a short documentary about Move to Amend, the national grassroots campaign to amend the US Constitution to unequivocally state that corporations are not people and money is not speech. This documentary details a history of Supreme Court... more ››

Tags: Shadows of Democracy, Move to Amend, Shadows of Liberty, The Corporation film
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October 23, 2015 by Sandy

Our dreams don't fit on a ballot.

During the federal election, almost 30,000 Canadians endorsed a transformative vision for a justice-based shift to a renewable economy in Canada by signing The Leap Manifesto.

The Canada of our dreams was not on the ballot this election, but we've taken the first big step by ushering in a new government.

Now let's push them to translate rhetoric about bold change into policy. It's up to all of us to build irresistible pressure for a justice-based shift to clean energy in Canada.

Here are three big upcoming actions that push forward key demands from The Leap Manifesto, including a shift to a 100% renewable economy; no new tar sands pipelines, and an implementation of the United Nations Declaration of on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Global Climate March: Nov 28 & 29.
Rallies around the world for climate justice; major event in Ottawa on 29th.

Vancouver, Canada - Nov 5th: Ready for the Leap!
Rally with Naomi Klein, CUPE and local groups and music.

Ottawa, Canada - Nov 5-8th: Climate Welcome.
Three days of sit-ins at 24 Sussex to push for bold climate action, organized by

Meanwhile, let's keep... more ››

Tags: Climate change, event, leap manifesto, elections
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October 18, 2015 by Sandy
Sign the Leap Manifesto

Tomorrow is election day here in Canada and for many, it's an especially important one. Parties are taking strong stances around issues of electoral reform and open governance, climate change and the environment, indigenous and immigrant rights, as well as major economic initiatives. With the massive TPP deal so beloved by corporations coming down the proverbial pipeline, voters have the opportunity to support candidates that want to love it (Conservative), lose it (NDP, Green Party) or review it (Liberals).

"Small steps will no longer get us to where we need to go. So we need to leap.”

Canadians are showing their support for a bolder vision by signing the non-partisan Leap Manifesto endorsed by Naomi Klein, David Suzuki and many others. The Leap Manifesto Canada sets out a vision for Canada to address climate change in a way that changes our country for the better – creating more and better jobs, restoring and expanding our social safety net, reducing economic, racial and gender inequalities, achieving meaningful justice for First Nations, as well as welcoming many more migrants and refugees.

We can move in the direction of a 100% clean economy – while building a fairer, more humane society in the process. Sign the Leap Manifesto >>

And don't forget to vote!

Tags: elections, canada, tpp, leap manifesto
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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... more ››

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July 20, 2015 by Hello Cool World


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.


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


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 ››

Tags: the price we pay, films
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