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News & Events
National Post covers the Twitter Lawsuit
National Post covers the novel legal approach lawyers Joel Bakan and Sujit Choudhry are using to challenge Twitter’s decision to refuse to run a paid tweet to promote The New Corporation.
Triple-Threat: Joel Bakan on the Twitter case
This hugely significant ruling affirms that there is a pathway to holding Twitter legally accountable for free speech violations.
Screenings in London June 23-24! Join Filmmaker Joel Bakan
Join writer, co-director and executive producer Joel Bakan for one of two intimate, extra special screenings including Q&A and drinks. June 23rd at Curzon Camden Town. June 24th at The Ministry, London UK.
Battling The Internet Daemons in the Algorithm’s Underworld
Given how we are enmeshed in the all-pervasive wild-web of big tech – and how the algorithms privilege certain speech over films like ours, we are arguably in the most colonial, capitalist, corporate governance experiment of all time.
Twitter’s Content Rules Are Arbitrary and Global: This Case Can Bring Reform
Ours is the story of a powerful tech giant’s arbitrary suppression of an independent artist and thinker’s right to free expression, and the legal battle to overturn it. Written by Joel Bakan and Sujit Choudry.
Expert Witnesses Taylor Owen & Fenwick McKelvey Join Twitter Gone Rogue Fundraiser on Jan.27th
Watch a virtual viewing of The New Corporation film and support our lawsuit against Twitter for censoring the trailer. Join us 5 PM ET January 27th for the live taping of Joel Bakan’s Unfortunately Necessary Podcast with the filmmaker alongside counsel Sujit Choudhry, and expert witnesses Taylor Owen and Fenwick McKelvey.
About the Film
The Corporation (2003) examined an institution within society and diagnosed it as psychopath. With The New Corporation co-directors Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott are back with their lightning-rod of a sequel that reveals a world now fully remade in the corporation’s image, perilously close to losing democracy. They trace the devastating consequences, connect the dots, and now with the #1000 Screenings campaign they hit the streets to join in the resistance and change movements from around the world.
In the face of fracturing societies, climate change, and the hollowing out of democracy, The New Corporation is a cry for social justice, deeper democracy, and transformative solutions.
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We are now offering community screenings for organizations, groups, and educational institutions on a case by case basis with a sliding license fee depending on your type of event and your location.
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The New Corporation is included with a subscription to CRAVE (EN/FR).
Change is Coming
These are indeed unprecedented times. Capitalism and corporate influence are wreaking far greater havoc on society than when the original film came out in 2003. Today, we are mired in inequity, racism, injustice, economic exploitation at a scale not seen since the 1920s. But change is coming.
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TELEFILM CANADA and the ROGERS GROUP OF FUNDS through the theatrical documentary program present
In association with CRAVE, a division of Bell Media
a GRANT STREET PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCREEN SIREN PICTURES
A FILM BY JENNIFER ABBOTT AND JOEL BAKAN "THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL"
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY MATT ROBERTSON SOUND DESIGN VELCROW RIPPER EDITOR PETER ROECK DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY IAN KERR, CSC
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOEL BAKAN PRODUCED BY BETSY CARSON AND TRISH DOLMAN NARRATED BY CHARLES OFFICER
WRITTEN BY JOEL BAKAN BASED UPON HIS BOOK "THE NEW CORPORATION: HOW 'GOOD' CORPORATIONS ARE BAD FOR DEMOCRACY"
Directed by JOEL BAKAN and JENNIFER ABBOTT
Produced with the participation of Ken and Reva Davidson