The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

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Streaming on Crave in Canada

Community Screenings Available For Groups Worldwide

From Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott, the filmmaking team that brought us the multi-award-winning global hit The Corporation, comes this hard-hitting and timely sequel.

#1000 Screenings’ DiscussionS

The New Corporation is starting conversations in hosted screenings around the world. Watch the fascinating discussions from these events:

  • World Social Forum featuring directors Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan
  • Sierra Club BC with filmmaker Joel Bakan and activist, organizer, and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, and moderated by Sierra Club BC climate justice lead Anjali Appadurai.

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

Regime of Obstruction

Regime of Obstruction:

Exposing and confronting the power of the fossil fuel industry

Free Virtual Conference

Screening Portal Opens - June 11

Filmmaker Discussion - June 17

Includes a keynote with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, a panel on decolonizing research and climate policy led by Eriel Deranger, and a screening of The New Corporation followed by an audience discussion with filmmakers Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott and more sessions throughout the month. Hosted by the Corporate Mapping Project.

Greater Farmington Film FestivalVirtual in Michigan

June 4-11, 2021

Screening virtually in Michigan.

Seoul Eco Film FestivalKorean Premiere

June 6, 2021

Digital screening in South Korea.

DocEdge Film FestivalNew Zealand

Auckland - Jun 7 @ 5:30PM

Wellington - Jun 22 @ 8:15 PM

Online Nationwide June 28 - July 11, 2021

Playing in theatres in Auckland and Wellington, and online across all of Aotearoa starting June 28.

Sedona International Film FestivalSouthwest USA

June 12-20, 2021

In theatre and virtual screenings (available to California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado). Passes on sale now! Schedule to be posted May 18th.

Host A Community ScreeningVirtual Worldwide

February 1st - Ongoing

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. Available in the USA, Canada and worldwide (some restrictions apply).

Watch on CRAVEStreaming in Canada

February - Ongoing

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.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Watch Joel Bakan, filmmaker and author of The New Corporation, talk to Russell about what really happens at Davos and the true intentions of big business and CEOs.

Buy The Book

**Silver WINNER of the 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Ethics**

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

Contact us

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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

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