Film Guide (with free films) – Part 2 – Economics

A few years ago I used to run a biweekly free film showing in the University for anyone who wanted to come along. The films were a mix of documentaries, fiction and  based on true story stuff. I would try to get a guest along to speak too.

I thought I would make the list of films available here with links to where you can see them free where possible.

I’ve divided them into rough groups and posted links to where you can find them online if you want to. The first week I had some films about the media.

This week I have some films about the marvellous economic system that seems to be serving everyone so well at the moment.

The Corporation – The first is the absolutely magnificent The Corporation. This documentary highlights that under the law, the business corporation is in fact a legal person. The question then follows, what kind of person is a corporation. This one is unmissable and I imagine many readers here have already seen it. If you haven’t then you can WATCH IT ONLINE HERE.

Roger & Me – Michael Moore’s first film is one of his best and focuses on the destruction of his home town and his attempt to get an interview with Roger Smith, then CEO of General Motors. You’ll have to get a hold of this one yourselves but it is worth it.

McLibel: Two People Who Wouldn’t Say Sorry – This film, directed by Ken Loach and Franny Armstrong, is a documentary about two people who were taken to court by McDonalds for handing out leaflets about them. A remarkable story indeed.  It shows how far some of these companies will go and also the courage of the people who stand up to them. You can WATCH IT ONLINE HERE (Spanish subtitles).

The Yes Men Fix The World – No words apart from fantastic, WATCH IT ONLINE  HERE.


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