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Human Rights Week: Film ‘The New Corporation’ & panel discussion
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The chillingly relevant documentary The New Corporation (2020) reveals how corporate takeover of society forms an increasing threat to democracy and how it is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities.

In their multi-award winning The Corporation (2003) co-directors Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott examined the corporation as an institution within society and diagnosed it as psychopath. With this sequel The New Corporation they reveal a world now fully remade in the corporation’s image, perilously close to losing democracy. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiraling inequality, the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.

Programme

  • 18h30 | Doors open
  • 18h45 | Welcome by moderator Jan Orbie and film screening
  • 20h30 | Panel discussion with Joel Bakan and Rosamunde Van Brakel
  • 21h30 | Closing

Practical

  • Registration required in this link
  • (EN) Free public event

Met de ondersteuning van Vrede vzw

 

Organisatie
UGent
Datum
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Adres

Filmzaal Plateau
Paddenhoek 3
9000 Gent
België