We're excited to be starting to focus test the new cut of The Corporation film for high shools with teachers and students who want to help us relaunch the film to activate a new generation of Corporation fans. (We hope).
We are calling on students and teachers to help us launch Corporation clubs and a social media campaign across North America. Check out the video we did with a Grade 8 class in Essex Ontario!
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. |
Joel Bakan, writer of the award-winning film and internationally best-selling book The Corporation, just released a brand new book called Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children (Free Press) about how we, as a society, have allowed corporations to take over childhood.
Bakan reveals the astonishingly callous and widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking corporations-and also society's shameful failure to protect them. Bakan shows how corporations pump billions of dollars into rendering parents and governments powerless to shield children from a relentless commercial assault designed solely to exploit their unique needs and vulnerabilities. Despite the unfortunate reality, the book is hopeful and offers readers ways of fighting back and reclaiming their children’s lives.
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE WITH JOEL BAKAN - Sat, Oct 1 in Vancouver
Joel's North America-wide book tour touches down in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, October 1 at the University of British Columbia. Joel will be giving a free public lecture at the Vancouver Institute at 8:15pm. Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, UBC. More info here.
To the family of Ray Anderson and employees of Interface, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of a person so special to each of us.
I first read about Ray in a newspaper article around 2000, and was amazed there could be a billion-dollar-business helmed by a man with such a capacity for honest — and public — self-reflection and self-criticism.
I met Ray in the course of making the feature documentary The Corporation. His was one of the last interviews conducted for the film, and what a stroke of luck that was. Ray became the film’s star.
Ray was so gracious and generous with his time. Although he told his story hundreds of times a year, he somehow managed to keep it fresh every time, as if telling it for the first time. As a result of our one interview, literally millions of people around the world were introduced to Ray’s attainable vision of sustainability.
Ray kindly showed up at the film’s US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. When the lights came on and he came to the front of the theatre to take questions, he received a standing ovation.
“The carpet guy” left an indelible impression on a huge and still-growing audience, so many of whom specifically mention him in reviews and when discussing the film. Ray’s sections of The Corporation now form part of a curriculum designed for MBA students; one of the film’s greatest accomplishments was infiltrating business schools.
At a benefit screening of The Corporation in Boston, the food and drink servers all wore the same t-shirt, which bore a quote from the film, “One day people like me are going to end up in jail” — Ray Anderson”. I quickly traded a Corporation t-shirt for one of those.
The course Ray set for Interface is brilliant and exemplary, and with the perseverance of people he has touched, will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.
Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.|
The author of The Corporation talks about his latest book in this illuminating interview.
Tipping Man 6: The Sixth International Anti-Corporate Film Festival opens this Thursday, May 19, and runs through Saturday, May 21, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.
Hey Corp fans in San Fran - You might want to check out this festival.
The goal of the CounterCorp Festival is to raise public and media awareness about how corporations actually operate, promote critical thought and analysis on the effect those operations have on the rest of society, and encourage informed discussion and debate about what corporations really add to — and subtract from — humanity's "bottom line".
Q&A's with directors and activists follow most of the films, which screen each night at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Tickets are $10. A full-festival pass is $50.
Read on to find out more about the films that will be showing...