The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Now Streaming in Canada

From Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott, filmmakers of the multi-award-winning global hit The Corporation, comes this hard-hitting and timely sequel.

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About the Film

The Corporation (2003) examined an institution within society. The New Corporation reveals a world now fully remade in the corporation’s image, perilously close to losing democracy. We trace the devastating consequences, connecting the dots between then and now, and inspire with stories of resistance and change 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.

See The Film

Stream The New Corporation in Canada

December 1st - Ongoing

Find The New Corporation on Apple TV, Google Play, Bell, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Cineplex and Sasktel. Group sales available!

    Hot Docs at HomeStreaming in Canada

    December 10, 2020 - February 4, 2021

    This screening includes exclusive bonus interviews with directors Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, and narrator Charles Officer, each moderated by award-winning journalist, author and activist Desmond Cole.

    ReFrame Film FestivalVirtual in Ontario

    January 22-29, 2021

    An entirely virtual festival, geo-blocked to Ontario, Canada.

    Sonoma International Film Festival

    Sonoma International Film FestivalUSA

    Available January 30, 2021

    More details to be announced. Visit the festival site.

    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.

    Buy The Book

    “A very important book, an arresting study directed to a central issue of the times.” —Noam Chomsky

    Contact us

      For media inquiries and interview requests

      Elevation Pictures

      Kate Parkes
      kparkes@elevationpictures.com

      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

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