Thank you so much for all the support you've given us for our crowdfunding campaign. We're down to the last 48 hours and have raised almost 70% of our goal. We're so close but still have another $15,000 to go.
We've been continually moved by your comments about why the film and getting it into schools and reaching the next generation is so important. We'd like to pass on some of the inspiring words we've taken to heart...
"After what I've learned from the movie, I really can't see any way out of the economic bind we are in—income disparity, the profit-at-all-costs behavior—except changing the framework of the corporation."
"People need to understand the history.... that this was not an accidental episodic taking of rights, but a strategic pattern of buying the rights of human persons and using them against us."
"Maximizing shareholder wealth is the greatest threat to economic, political, social and environmental equality and justice."
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"Despite the bank created collapse, Wall Street banks, military contractors and oil companies have increased their control of our democracy. This film provides an understanding of the key issues and what must be done to reverse this situation."
Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.|
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. |
We thank Sundance Ceremonial Chief Rueben George, of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation who has agreed to join us to give us a Coast Salish welcome, and say a few words of introduction to the film.
A decade since the film first launched - its' message is more relevant than ever. Join HelloCoolWorld and the makers of The Corporation as we prepare for a 10th Anniversary year of organizing, action and dialogue.
A decade ago we had a grassroots hit on our hands, and thousands of people from hundreds of organizations and citizens groups rallied to help us spread the word– but now, in a post 2008, and even post-Occupy world, with Bakan at work on a second book wondering if we are all psychopath’s now – it’s time to gear up again – because we’re not done yet! We need to re-write corporate charters, revive democracy, and revolt against the profit motive at any cost. Our planet is at stake.
We’re calling on activists to join us in a year of organizing, dialogue and actions. In May we are launching a crowd-funding campaign to rebuild our Corporation web-site in a media-rich magazine format with outreach tools to engage with our allies in the fight against corporate power.
We need you to help us fundraise and to spread the word.
We are preparing to launch a Crowdfunding campaign mid-May 2014 to rebuld this site as a media-rich magazine format portal to projets we and our allies launch, as well as to build outreach tools for activists to use. You can donate now.
And if your are in Vancouver May 26 - SAVE THE DATE! Tickets available now on Eventbrite.
Ten years ago, on January 16, 2004 was a busy day for us all. That evening, The Corporation launched in Canadian theatres, was screening at Sundance, and was ALSO playing at the World Social Forum in Mumbai.
Ten years later, we are reflecting back on the film, the launches and how exciting it was to connect with so many amazing people across the world. Most importantly we're looking forward to what we can do to create a legacy for the film's message, and the work that still needs to be done. Because frankly, we've never needed to fight back against corporate omnipresence more than we do now. We're not done yet!
Our plan is to spend the next year celebrating The Corporation's successes, while engaging with even more people to reduce corporate harm, to connect the causes we care about, and to take action for people over profits.
Tonight in Vancouver we are having as small think tank gathering to brainstorm how we can mark this 10th year. We'll be updating this blog with ideas and content from this event.