“The Corporation” – Media Resource

You have likely heard of “The Corporation“, a TV-Ontario produced documentary which won critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival as one of “Canada’s Top Ten” films of 2003. The film will air again in Ontario in August 2004, and an excellent website has been developed as a resource for teachers and students.

Of note in “The Corporation” resource is an excellent annotated list of links relevant to issues of media literacy and awareness, anti-globalism, the social responsibility of corporate bodies, etc. Also, the bibliography is worth checking out, although it’s heavy into the globalization literature.

I am trying to see if the film is available in these parts (Sask) as I am quite interested in seeing how well the teacher resources complement the film.

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  1. Should we REFORM, REGULATE or REWRITE the corporation? Join the debate!

    The online collaborative Corporation Rethink Debate (http://www.thecorporation.com/Debate) is part of an ongoing House Party Campaign built around the DVD release of the hit film The Corporation. Since the beginning of April, people across North America have been partying with a purpose: to strategize solutions and activate a public confronted by an increasingly corporation-dominated world. Not to mention, have a little fun on the side…

    On May 7, 2005, over 1,800 people logged in to watch the live webcast of the first “official” debate with special guests L. Hunter Lovins (Natural Capitalism – REFORM), Joel Bakan (author of The Corporation – REGULATE) and Jeff Milchen (Reclaim Democracy – REWRITE). But the debate goes on and we really want your feedback (http://www.hellocoolworld.com/feedback) around the issues and the three “R”s, even if this is the first time you’re hearing about it. All the information collected will be used to formulate a Framework for Action document on Corporate Harm Reduction and to fuel future campaigns. We need your input to ensure the campaign makes the biggest impact it can and action translates into results!

    The Corporation House Party Campaign http://www.hellocoolworld.com/campaigns.cfm?view=CAMPAIGN_DETAILS&campaign_id=1 is the brainchild of Good Company Communications, the grassroots organizer of the film, and is sponsored by Amnesty International USA and Polaris Institute in Canada. The campaign is kicking off the launch of the HelloCoolWorld.com network to inform, organize and mobilize people around issues they care about, and provide DIY tools for activists, artists and makers of media.Membership is free (http://www.hellocoolworld.com/users.cfm?view=REGISTER) and allows you to choose the kind of independent socially conscious projects you want to hear about and get access to all the cool materials we’ve assembled. By joining, you will help build the foundation for a truly collaborative movement and shape the direction we’re heading in.

    The merchandise side of the network is HelloCoolStuff.com (http://www.hellocoolstuff.com/) where we are trying to promote a new kind of shopping that focuses on the issues and ideas underneath the packaging. It’s called “Think-buying” and our goals are no less than to inspire social change and to help customers know where, what and to whom their money is going. It’s all part of our quest to supply the demand – your demand – for a cooler world.

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