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Published on 07-11-2022, Last modified on 07-11-2022

Human Rights Week 06/12/22: Film screening ‘The New Corporation’ and panel discussion with director Joel Bakan and expert Rosamunde Van Brakel

06/12/2022 @ 18:30:00
Filmzaal Plateau | Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent

The chillingly relevant documentary The New Corporation (2020) reveals how corporate takeover of society forms an increasing threat to democracy and how it is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities.

In their multi-award winning The Corporation (2003) co-directors Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott examined the corporation as an institution within society and diagnosed it as psychopath. With this sequel The New Corporation they reveal a world now fully remade in the corporation’s image, perilously close to losing democracy. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiraling inequality, the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.




18h30 Doors open

18h45 Welcome by moderator Jan Orbie and film screening

20h30 Panel discussion with Joel Bakan and Rosamunde Van Brakel

21h30 Closing


Filmzaal Plateau, Paddenhoek 3 (9000) Gent

(EN) Free public event.

Met de ondersteuning van Vrede vzw.


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