Back in 2003, the Corporation set out to examine the role of the modern corporation in contemporary society. The Canadian documentary won a raft of awards, received a string of rave reviews and was popular across the globe. Whilst the world was an unfair place at the beginning of the century, the polarisation between the richest and poorest has only increased at a faster pace since. Directors Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan return with a timely sequel.
At a time when big business is advocating for environmental measures and greater corporate responsibility, there’s has never been a bigger gap between the haves and have-nots. The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel looks at the way these multi-nationals operate in a more socially and ecologically conscious world. On the one hand, publicly backing socially responsible schemes and initiatives, whilst at the same time funding activity to stop any actions which would impact on their profitability.
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel takes us on a journey into the dark heart of capitalist America. Where billionaires run organisations for the benefits of their stakeholders and ‘ethical’ policies come at the price of deregulation. At the same time, profits continue to increase. Whilst there’s not much fresh insight here, The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel eruditely highlights the hypocrisy and lies at the heart of modern business in a way which is both informative and entertaining.
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel screens at CPH:DOX