Opening June 4, 2004 in San Francisco
Opening June 30, 2004 (July 4th Weekend) in New York City
Opening Nationwide throughout the Summer
A Zeitgeist Films Release
Based on Bakan's soon-to-be-published book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, this erudite, highly entertaining film is a timely, critical inquiry that examines the very nature of the corporation-its inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. We begin by learning that under the law, corporations have all the rights and yet few of the responsibilities of people. By viewing the behavior of the corporation through the prism of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (or DSM III, the gold standard of psychiatric evaluation) the filmmakers discover that if the corporation were indeed a person, the person would be considered a psychopath.
Featuring illuminating interviews with CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits, THE CORPORATION charts the spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals as it also recounts victories against this seemingly invincible force. Once you see it, you may find yourself thinking twice about what you eat, what you wear, what you watch and what you read.