The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Spotlight: Common Ground
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Human Rights
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:106 min
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Director:Joel Bakan
Jennifer Abbott
Executive Producer:Joel Bakan
Producer:Betsy Carson
Trish Dolman
Cinematographer:Ian Kerr
Screenwriter:Joel Bakan
Editor:Peter Roeck
Composer:Matt Robertson


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From the filmmaking team behind The Corporation, the groundbreaking documentary that exposed corporations as psychopathic “citizens,” comes The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel, which exposes their supposed turn toward being good citizens, and how this is a smokescreen for even greater malfeasance.

Directors Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott turn their cameras on how corporations have decided to remodel themselves as socially responsible. Featuring sharp insights from Anand Giridharadas, Robert Reich, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and US congresswoman Katie Porter, The New Corporation skewers these supposed guardians of good, who are revealed to be, as usual, wallowing in greed. “Cutting together searing interviews with cleverly edited imagery, the film (Canadian but often focusing on the U.S.) is right up to the minute, deftly including COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter…” --Katie Taylor, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Director Biography

Joel Bakan Born in Lansing, Michigan in 1959, Joel Bakan is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia. He was educated at Simon Fraser University, the University of Oxford, Dalhousie University and Harvard University. He wrote the book The Corporation, upon which the documentary was based.

Jennifer Abbott Born in 1965 in Montreal, Jennifer Abbott is the director of the documentaries A Cow at My Table (2000), The Corporation (2003), The Film that Buys the Camera (2014), Us and Them (2015), The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (2020) and the forthcoming The Magnitude of All Things (2021).