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The shock doctrine, IFC films and Entertainment One presents a Renegade Pictures/Revolution films production ; produced by Alex Cooke, Andrew Eaton, Avi Lewis ; directed by Michael Whitecross & Michael Winterbottom

Label
The shock doctrine, IFC films and Entertainment One presents a Renegade Pictures/Revolution films production ; produced by Alex Cooke, Andrew Eaton, Avi Lewis ; directed by Michael Whitecross & Michael Winterbottom
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
resource.interestAgeLevel
Not rated
Main title
The shock doctrine
Medium
videorecording DVD
Responsibility statement
IFC films and Entertainment One presents a Renegade Pictures/Revolution films production ; produced by Alex Cooke, Andrew Eaton, Avi Lewis ; directed by Michael Whitecross & Michael Winterbottom
Runtime
78
Summary
Using 'shock therapy' as a metaphor, the film investigates Klein's central idea of 'disaster capitalism.' When countries are jolted by catastrophic events such as war or natural disasters, they are often subjected to totally un-regulated 'free market' remedies that benefit corporations at public expense
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Classification