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Joel Bakan’s Unfortunately Necessary Podcast New Episode! Protest & Politics Parts 1 &2
We interview two unlikely activists that got into politics: Joe Keithley (AKA Joey Shithead of D.O.A.) on Burnaby City Council, and climate justice activist Anjali Appadurai who ran as the NDP candidate in Vancouver Granville for the Canadian 2021 federal election.
Twitter Gone Rogue Fundraiser: Panel Discussion & Film Screening (until Jan.31st)
We’re hosting a virtual viewing of The New Corporation, which you can watch online before the live event in mid-January, 2022. The film will be complemented by a virtual panel and discussion with the lawyers behind the lawsuit – filmmaker, lawyer AND plaintiff Joel Bakan, and our counsel, Sujit Choudhry. Time and Date TBA.
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. By Joel Bakan & Sujit Choudhry.
Move to Amend Panel Discussion
A virtual panel discussion with the creators of The New Corporation film and organizers in the fight against corporate rule. Part of the #1000 Screenings movement.
The Unfortunately Necessary Podcast Launches
In the inaugural episode from The New Corporation’s filmmaker, Joel Bakan and guests discuss why they are suing Twitter for censoring the film trailer.
The New Corporation vs. Twitter
We have launched a constitutional challenge against Twitter and the Canadian government for failing to protect freedom of expression and democracy over refusal to allow ads about our Canadian documentary – The New Corporation.
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.
See The Film
Host one of #1000 ScreeningsVirtual Worldwide
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.
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.
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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