Created on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 18:45
‘The Corporation’ is the award winning 2003 Canadian documentary on the modern corporation. Its main thesis is that the modern business world will do anything, regardless of morality, in order to make money.
The film examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.
Created on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 18:39
The Money Masters (1995) discusses the topics of money, debt, taxes and their development throughout the modern world. It criticises the control aspects of modern centralized banking systems and regulation. The film uses as evidence the history of money and banking, showing the viewer how central banks came to be what they are today, and how they operate.
It supports its assertions by references and quotations from past Presidents and major players in the banking industry. The documentary was released in 1995 and the film still has considerable popularity, gaining interest from an audience first introduced to this subject through other documentaries such as Zeitgeist.
“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole…
Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world’s money…” .
– Prof. Carroll Quigley renowned, late Georgetown macro-historian
Created on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 20:38
Big Bucks, Big Pharma – Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs (2004) pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry, to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated and, in some instances, created for capital gain.
Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which Direct-To-Consumer pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, these industry practices shape how both patients and doctors understand and relate to disease and treatment.
Ultimately, Big Bucks, Big Pharma challenges the viewers to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-huge-profit industry for their health and well-being. The viewer needs to be aware of the fact that ultimately to the pharmaceutical industry disease is a good thing… It's their only source of income and reason for existing.
Created on Thursday, 03 June 2010 09:13
It took hundreds of millions of years for petroleum to form on Earth. It took just 150 years for human beings to bleed the planet dry of roughly half of this oil.
Arresting in its honesty and erudition, Crude Impact examines the prospect of ''world peak oil'', which is the point in time when the quantity of petroleum extracted from the earth begins to irreversibly decline.
The film highlights a vicious cycle of escalating dependency and need, as well as the behaviors and patterns fueling this cycle, such as consumer fetishism and the myth of endless supply, the tremendous rise in population and the demands of many more quickly industrializing nations.
It also surveys the devastating and far-reaching effects of the rampant pursuit of oil, including increasingly aggressive political turmoil, irreparable ecological damage, economic turbulence and gross human rights violations.
A Crude Awakening
Oil Smoke And Mirrors
The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight