For $500, organizations can get their logo in the film credits of the new cut, but only if they pledge while our campaign is active until July 16! In addition, organizations will get a digital download of the new cut of the film, with an unlimited activist screening license -- a one time offer as usually these licenses are given out for one showing only.
And that's not all! We'll gift the film to TWO schools of your choosing and make you into an avatar for cool posters and banners like the one on the left!
We're especially thrilled that Inter Pares will get their logo in the credits of our film since we designed it for them! Inter Pares has been a supporter of both The Corporation and a client of Hello Cool World from the very beginning, over a decade ago. We share their values and have loved having this long term relationship with them.
Here I am at the right, holding up the full-page ad in the June Walrus that we did for Inter Pares, featuring the new set of signature illustrations designed by Terry Sunderland (who also created The Corporation logo!). It's all part of the visual identity work we did when creating the new logo.
We're also really excited about Inter Pares plans to screen the film in August, which means there are three upcoming screenings of the new cut of the film this summer: in Montreal via Cinema Politica, in Ottawa with Inter Pares as part of the People's Social Forum, and in Vancouver as part of a Mongrel Media 20 year anniversary, thanks to VIFF Vancity Theatre.
We're also looking forward to conspiring with our other campaign partners — Shadows of Liberty — to be part of their US tour in the fall.
And please, if you are organization that supports The Corporation film, give now to help us build and grow a movement that will benefit us all. And get in touch about how we can help you with your important work!
Stay tuned for more.
~ Love & solidarity from The Corporation grassroots team
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of HelloCoolWorld.com, the grassroots team behind The Corporation, and is featured in a "Grassroots Marketing" segment on The Corporation DVD set. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of the film to rein in corporate abuse through the development of the Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction. |
This amazing film is a must-see for anyone who cares about independent media. The Corporation's Mark Achbar describes the film as "taking up where Manufacturing Consent Left off" and "the best films on this topic so far."
Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. The film reveals ugly truths about the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? Media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.
Check out the Democracy Now! interview with Director Jean-Philippe Tremblay.
"We decided to do this film with DocFactory and the Bertha Foundation because we’re dedicated to independent media. The goal was really to make films that change the world. And it became obvious to us that the media is one of the most, if not the most, important subject that we need to deal with today."
~ Jean-Philippe Tremblay (from the Democracy Now! segment)
“The Corporation inspired me NOT to pursue a business career.”
- Student from Windermere Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, Canada after watching The Corporation
For the release of the new, shorter version of The Corporation that we're crowdfunding to give away free to 1,000 schools, we held a focus test screening with a group of 24 high school students in Vancouver, BC, Canada. They ranged from grades 8-10, and they had extremely positive reactions with all but one liking or loving the film (the single holdout said it was okay).
“Corporations are all around us yet we are unaware how they control or manipulate us. We have to do SOMETHING (like educate others) in order to change our futures.”
Surprised, inspired and moved to find out the “behind-the-scenes” or inner workings of the corporation, they were excited to learn something new and eager to share with their friends and families. We asked if they would be interested in starting or joining Corporation Student Clubs to meet with others interested in the issues, and almost half said they would!
“Makes me want to scream and tell everybody about what is happening.”
It's not the first time we've seen the film have this kind of effect on our youth. In 2007, the filmmakers journeyed to Essex, Ontario to film a group of grade 8 students who were similarly impacted by the film. Check out video below!
All in all, it was an amazing session, and we were left with a renewed sense of purpose on the importance of The Corporation reaching the next generation and engaging with them to 'occupy their future.'
Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.|
We've had contributions from all around the world -- Switzerland, Austria, Germany ... and now Dubai! We were thrilled when long-time fan of the film, Mukund Menda, contacted us about being a Community Producer. Based in Dubai, he's contributed greatly to our campaign and is already planning how he's going to help us get the film in schools in the UAE where he lives and works.
And, we're delighted to say that thanks to Mukund, (pictured on the left through his new avatar), you can double your dollars while also helping to get The Corporation free into 1,000 schools. All gifts given this weekend will be matched! Get your gift matched now & you could win a prize!
We asked Mukund about a cool project he founded - Care For Laborers. Here's what he had to say:
"Care for Laborers is a platform to exchange and implement ideas to improve the quality of life and happiness of workers in the G.C.C. & South Asia."
I asked him what inspired him to do this work:
"When I started my efforts to spread awareness and to improve the quality of happiness and thus lives of lower income workers in 2007, an expatriate told me that I shouldn’t bother helping the laborers in Dubai and rather to go and do charitable activities in the countries of origin of these workers. That I should go to the towns where these workers come from and where people don’t even have any opportunity for a source of income and future for their children. I was also told it is better to do charity quietly and not make any publicity about it."
"We must all truly ‘be the change we wish to see in the world’ the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi. ‘Everything is possible’ the mantra of the great leader, humanitarian and visionary ruler of The Emirate of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. A mantra proven on countless occasions."
"Charity starts at the home and my home is in Dubai in the Arabian Gulf. Dubai is a city I love, and I have a great affinity for all the people who call it home (long term expatriates and U.A.E. nationals alike). Dubai cares about the world and has amazing initiatives like Dubai Cares. Yes, people are working here and making money to support their families of course. Although many a time they live a life of loneliness away from their families, friends and loved ones, the community as a whole should organize more activities and take the time out to help those less fortunate than themselves."
"If you chose to promote any fair and just cause without offending anyone or breaking any laws, you will garner more support and more change and awareness only by doing so more openly. As more people become aware about something and are reminded as often as possible, a critical mass of people with awareness can be reached; only then can real and permanent improvement occur for just and righteous causes." ~ Mukund Menda
Help us get the film free into 1,000 schools and you can even get something back for yourself. And for all you alternative currency lovers, the dana site is Bitcoin, Litecoin & Darkcoin friendly!
$5 Gift - THANK YOU!
A heartfelt shout-out on web & social media.
$25 Gift - COOL CAMPAIGN POSTER
A downloadable poster + web & social media shout-outs. Poster will feature a new design including avatars of givers at the $500 level.
$50 Gift - FILM CREDIT
Get listed as a Community Supporter in the new cut + poster + shout-outs
$75 Gift - THE CORPORATION BOOK
We'll send you the best-selling book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit & Power by Joel Bakan.
$100 Gift - ACTIVIST LICENSE
Exclusive to the crowdfunding campaign! Get the downloadable new cut of The Corporation licensed for UNLIMITED public screenings. Normally, you pay around $200-$500 for a one-time only license. Now, you can host as many screenings, fundraisers, or parties that you want!
$150 Gift - ACTIVIST LICENSE + CREDIT + BOOK
LIMITED TIME ONLY! In addition to the activist licensed download with unlimited public screenings and credit in the film as a Community Supporter, you'll also receive the brand new book, Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism by Cinema Politica.