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Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (12*)

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“There is a new spirit out there saying: 500 years of colonialism is enough. 200 years of corporate rule is enough.”

The timely sequel to The Corporation sets its sights on the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities – on a mission to convince the public they want to use their power to better the world. In contrast, we see groundswells of resistance as people take action worldwide in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future, creating hope that current world events might offer a catalyst for change.

From the climate crisis and inequality, the rise of the ultra-right and racial injustice, the film unpacks the devastating power of corporations to achieve profit at any cost versus the movements determined to secure a more sustainable future for us all.

Register for free and join us for a live ScreenTalk via zoom at 5pm on Sun 21 Mar with filmmaker Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, and Sarah Saadoun, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch.

Canada 2020 Dir Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott 106min


This film is fully subtitled in English.

This film contains scenes of strong language and brief scenes of violence that viewers may find disturbing.

Best Canadian Feature Film Nominee, Toronto International Film Festival, 2020.

UK Digital Premiere

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Filmmaker Introduction

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Introduction: The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Directors Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan introduce their film The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel for Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2021. 

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