The Corporation (documentary by Joel Bakan)

The Corporation

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THE CORPORATION is a Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

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Official Website:
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diamus100
diamus100
7 years ago
Thankyou so much for posting and making this documentary freely available. It needs to be watched.
I bought the dvd for pennies a long time ago, this speaks volumes 🙁
You have done a service to humanity by making this documentary freely available.

I thank you and I thank you on behalf of all those who to their regret will come to have wished they had have watched,
what you have posted.
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VictorNFN
VictorNFN
6 years ago
This documentary deserved an Oscar.
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Saijin’ Raagz
Saijin’ Raagz
4 years ago
I appreciate you making this doco and making it freely available for everyone to educate themselves and make an informative decision..
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mateluna
mateluna
8 years ago
10 year anniversary of one of the most powerful documentaries done in the past several years.

It remains (sadly) ever so relevant today.
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Thunderwolf666
Thunderwolf666
9 years ago
Superb film. I read the book a number of years ago, and only now have had the chance to see the documentary. Despite its age, it’s still very relevant; well worth sharing. Thankyou for uploading.
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Jeannette Longchap
Jeannette Longchap
4 years ago
I really enjoy this documentary. I learned so much just watching this.
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John Ballam
John Ballam
7 years ago
This is a very smart critical piece of work along side “The story of stuff,” and David Korten’s “When corporations rule the world.” However the hardest part of it all is that we have to fix this because we are the “system,” unless you have been living on another planet. So, those of us on the inside of these behemoths that out of control, need to get really smart and strategic about how to change them – this can be and is being done by many unsung heroes. These stories, unlike the violent protests or scalding publicity, do not “bleed” enough so they do not “lead” in much of the public media.
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Juan Galt
Juan Galt
9 years ago
I love the opening lines
“Today (The Corporation) is all pervasive…Like the church, the Monarchy, and the Communist Party in other times and places.”
Those lines are so true.
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D’ ARTICULATE
D’ ARTICULATE
4 years ago (edited)
Thank you for this wonderful insightful documentary film on the power of corporations & corruption!
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Nick Trice
Nick Trice
2 years ago
All in all, one of the most important documentaries ever made.

Study it again and again. You won’t be sorry.
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Eli
Eli
9 years ago
Incredible film, all too true. I have woven resisting corporte control into my life: grow your own food, make your own food, make your own clothes, always buy used rather than new, don’t smoke or drink.
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Dr. Nakano
Dr. Nakano
1 year ago
Lots of great info. Didn’t agree with all of the conclusions, but nice to see information presented in a reasoned and factually sourced way. I wish we were seeing more of this approach in the current atmosphere of sensationalism, polarisation and censorship of dissenting opinions!
El Mooo
El Mooo
8 years ago
As non-American, I can’t comprehend how corp’s like Monsanto are allowed to exist.
America is founded on the ideals of freedom and the pursuit of happiness, etc.
and corporations go against everything that the country was founded except Capitalsim
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Delete All Oppressions
Delete All Oppressions
3 years ago
watched and purchased the extended dvd when it came out 11 years ago. great doc. important information.
thanks for posting it.
can we get some closed captions please?
thanks
SimsulatedId
SimsulatedId
8 years ago
Good doc! Balanced enough for its bias (nice try by Mr. IBM!) and powerfully understated, something US documentary just cannot do.
Hust91
Hust91
6 years ago
As another point in this documentary’s favor, I just watched it as part of the standard curriculum of the business economy class of Lund University – in Southern Sweden very few of the next generation of businessmen will not be aware of, at the very least, the general gist of this documentary.
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Mark
Mark
4 years ago
I really hope the corporations out there are paying attention, to the fact that using any practices that are considered unethical or inhumane in order for any form of gain, will kill any credibility band’s name carries. At that point who knows what these companies are willing to do to stay afloat considering what they did to get so high. It’s painful to see how bad our world has become primarily due to greed and power, but people need to know and it needs to be dealt with.
Maxium The Hannan
Maxium The Hannan
8 years ago
“You never change things by fighting existing reality.

To change something, build a new model that makes the old one obsolete.”
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impurekind
impurekind
6 years ago
Genuinely terrifying.

EVERYONE ON THE PLANET NEEDS TO WATCH THIS FILM AND LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM.

I think the survival of all life on this planet (and I don’t just mean in terms of existing but actually living), not just a small bunch of rich elites running the corporate empires of the world, actually depends on it 😮
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brittwait
brittwait
8 years ago
very interesting documentary. i learned a lot. i think everyone already knows that corporations are pretty much terrible but this documentary really informed me of the depth of the situation.
i really hope Monsanto gets whats coming to them.
Lord Rockingham
Lord Rockingham
8 years ago
I’m not a Marxist student but I do want corporations to stop acting like criminal organisations. I don’t need to be constantly ripped off by them. Do you?
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Tapan Patnaik
Tapan Patnaik
8 years ago
Very well made movie! Thanks for uploading!
sherkateabofazelab
sherkateabofazelab
8 years ago
If you find this documentary interesting you should watch “The century of the self”. It’s available on youtube. It’s about the founders of consumerism, namely Edward Barnays, who implemented Freud’s notions of the subconscious for marketing products. It’s an accurate account of historical events that led to it and for the most part there are no conspiracy theories.
Haseeb Ahmad
Haseeb Ahmad
9 years ago
You realize how true this is when you see the philosophy behind consumerism from the video “story of stuff”. Watch that vid, you’ll see the big picture of things by animation. That opened my eyes as well.
The Don Hacks
The Don Hacks
7 years ago
One of the best documentaries of all time.
Ifesbob | The Killer Polar Bear
Ifesbob | The Killer Polar Bear
1 year ago
This video made me realize that one of my main issues with capitalism is the idea of taking advantage of others and exploiting them just to see my bank account get bigger so i can consume more stuff i don’t need or even really want
TheLemuroid
TheLemuroid
8 years ago
Crazy to think that this film is 10 years old. Made before all that bailout nonsense.
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Havana Guevara
Havana Guevara
9 years ago
A must watch!! thoroughly good documentary
shnglbot
shnglbot
4 years ago (edited)
Thank you for uploading this documentary!!!
CampingforCool41
CampingforCool41
9 years ago
I am glad that there was a decent representation of the humanity of CEOs. I may not agree with their corporation practices, but sometimes we must realize that they are also caught in the undertow of the system. Yes, not all CEOs are cheery fellows willing to have tea with protestors at their doorstep, but I think it’s important to know that while the corporation is not a human with complex morals, the people within are… whether or not the seem moral human beings to our eyes.
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Edward Clayton
Edward Clayton
8 years ago
Terrific documentary. Wish I had discovered it much earlier. Looks like we are going some things right in Canada with documentaries like this. Perhaps new tools like Buycott will be effective in helping ordinary people to put more pressure on big corporations. Thousands of us acting together CAN make our voices heard.
justgivemethetruth
justgivemethetruth
3 years ago
Great movie, as good today as it was back when it was released.
geeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz
geeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz
3 years ago (edited)
Well, they never taught me any of this stuff in school,. It was all supposed to be so wonderful.
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Nick Trice
Nick Trice
2 years ago (edited)
The modern day iteration of the corporate-government-military superstructure is truly diabolical.

That being said, it’s hard not to appreciate the genius, the ingenuity, and the sheer knowledge of human nature required in creating such a powerful and all-pervasive system.

Doesn’t make it right. But it is damn fine engineering…
Poliglotaignoto
Poliglotaignoto
9 years ago
WOW!Pfeiser is so great!!!Thank you guys for making the world so much better!Now that you spent money building new houses and improving public (corporate)services, we don’t care about pharmaceutical companies destroying the environment and creating consumer products that dramatically increase the chances of contracting cancer during our lifetime anymore! Thanks! God bless corporations and the sacred pursuit of profit!
xnellyxs1
xnellyxs1
8 years ago
Excellent documentary, very objective.
the fabulous Greenbean
the fabulous Greenbean
1 year ago
I haven’t watched this yet but I think it will be interesting. Is there a sequel/updated version?
roni klinkhamer
roni klinkhamer
4 years ago
Really really great documentary, thanxx a lot!
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Baz Metse
Baz Metse
6 years ago
People need to understand the way Corporate “Law” is pitched makes it compulsory for Corporations to MAXIMISE PROFITS at ALL COSTS, irrespective of Environmental and ethical catastrophes. Corporate law MUST be changed.
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Carmel Bugeja
Carmel Bugeja
4 years ago
Workers need to encourage Young courageous and determined leaders to unite and lead masses to strive for their rights.
DriveThru
DriveThru
5 years ago
Great doc, was a good reminder to not take things at face value. I think people can still have faith in capitalism, but we have to be more conscious about everything around us and hold these things accountable for it to function in an ethical manner. That is what I am worrying about though because most people simply do not care at all or don’t know what to do (like me). I am just stuck here writing my two cents on YouTube hoping to just convince a few people to try to maintain a critical mind with me going forward.
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Asia Burrill
Asia Burrill
9 years ago
Superb, superb documentary!
pavlova
pavlova
5 years ago
A corporation is synonymous the a government. People have self-interest and when responsibility is taken away from the individual with coercion the organisation becomes a monster fueled by that self-interest. Wished the documentary would have had talked more about that.
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Daniel Nashid
Daniel Nashid
3 years ago
This Documentary is the reason I became a Lawyer.
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lady shunsuke
lady shunsuke
1 year ago
What an eye-opener for us. Thank you.
alleygh0st
alleygh0st
7 years ago
When I grow up I want to be a corporation.
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Eileen Brophy
Eileen Brophy
9 years ago
I disagree, Michael Moore is no fool at all and a good observer of society and how we are taken for a ride.
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Melissa Palmer
Melissa Palmer
3 years ago
I do believe that Monsanto is the scariest corporation out there. Second in line, the drug companies. And then there’s the FDA.
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Cullen Langston
Cullen Langston
5 years ago
1. What does one CEO state as a benefit of ’export processing zones’ (factories placed in developing countries with low-wage labour)?

2. What do others state as the problem with the practice of setting up ‘export processing zones’?

3. What might be a benefit to having private companies own natural resources such as water? What might be a downfall to this same scenario?

4. Who are advertisers taking advantage of and how?

5. What is the problem with some forms of advertising?

6. A stockbroker in the film said “in devastation, there is opportunity”. What does this mean?

7. Why does Michael Moore think that CEOs are out of touch with what common people want?

8. One individual in the film states “when organizations go international, governments lose power.” What does this mean? Provide an example.

9. Is there a problem when a nice person is involved in a company that engages in some unethical practices? Why/why not?

10. What responsibilities do people have to call attention to or try to stop practices that they view as unethical?
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
8 years ago
I OWN ALL OF MICHAEL MOORE’S DOCUMENTARIES AND I’VE WATCHED THEM ALL AT LEAST 10 TIMES, TRUST ME, I KNOW MORE THAN YOU DO ON THIS TOPIC!
DRourk
DRourk
9 years ago
Along these lines, I highly recommend the documentary ‘Century of the Self’, by Adam Curtis.
Sean Brooking
Sean Brooking
8 years ago
I think you missed the point of the video. This isn’t anti-capitalism, this is a video saying maybe we shouldn’t let corporations do whatever they want.
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Coleman Lee
Coleman Lee
2 years ago
“For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief”.-Ecclesiastes 1:18
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Ono Jin
Ono Jin
9 years ago
Never have I felt such a deep respect and admiration for a manufacturer of carpets 37:20
TIM Blomgren
TIM Blomgren
8 years ago
great quality! Happy i found it right away, too.
syntaxed2
syntaxed2
8 years ago
From the age of the church…to the age of the corporation.
Lets hope this one wont also last 800 years…
We really need a ‘separation of state and corporation’ written into law.
Lobbying to be outlawed and any form of monetary transaction or compensation between private collectives and politicians to be illegal.
C0MRADEPUTIN
C0MRADEPUTIN
8 years ago
“I’ll always have faith in the corporate world… because it’ll always be there, so you might as well have faith in it… cos if you don’t, it’s just not good.”

Fucking flawless logic @1:12:40.
Jane C
Jane C
6 months ago
Thank you very much for showing this.
It’s Me
It’s Me
2 years ago
This has accumulated a mere 1 million views in 7 years. That basically summarizes what’s wrong with this world.
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Barboustache
Barboustache
9 years ago
I hope people will finally realize (after watching this kind of documentary) that WE have the power by our consumer’s choices!
Be an educated consumer and act like it to give messages to corporations.
Gordon Bradley
Gordon Bradley
5 years ago
no obligation to be socially or ecologically responsible.
therefore it’s a menace to society.
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lwna
lwna
7 years ago
55:00 – 56:00 I agree with your opinion, and all the world including Iraqis themselves know very well why their country been destroyed more than once during 1991 as well as 2003, and the whole world realized how great financial opportunities been acquired.
Only innocent victims who don’t really know why………….
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Getta Petta
Getta Petta
2 years ago
“I don’t use the word corporation” (but I’m a predator.)
That’s what it sounds like he is saying. Maybe he wants to find a euphemism for child predators to but it’s still a euphemism for a force of evil.
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Watcher
Watcher
3 years ago
Corporations and Government NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE NOW!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pamela Leigh
Pamela Leigh
8 days ago
I’m a third of the way through this film,and it’s just making me crazy. Am sending it to everyone I know.
SapphireMoon Blade
SapphireMoon Blade
8 years ago
I’m watching this for sociology class its really interesting.
Scott Converse
Scott Converse
4 years ago
We need an updated version reflecting 2018.
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Ronald Rocheleau
Ronald Rocheleau
4 years ago
Great documentary
undivinemartyr
undivinemartyr
1 year ago
I love that there are people who think multi-billionaires who have Senators on speed dial need their help to “have a voice”.
Pina Colada
Pina Colada
8 years ago
When you don’t have a lethal weapon against your enemy, use theirs instead.
I don’t see anything wrong with this logic.
MrReynardMULDRAKE
MrReynardMULDRAKE
2 years ago
‘ according to “The Corporation”, the problem with companies does not lie with the people who run them. Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, a former boss of Shell, comes across in the film as a sympathetic and human character. At one point, he and his wife greet protesters camped on the front lawn of their English cottage with offers of a cup of tea and apologies for the lack of soya milk for the vegans among them.’
MA4TU2
MA4TU2
4 years ago
Life is controlled by economics and by those who seek to exploit innocent people.
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Dania Benitez
Dania Benitez
5 years ago
“Why does it only become wealth when some entity puts a fence around it and declares it private property?”
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dinkum dingkom
dinkum dingkom
5 years ago
“When I was younger so much younger than today” #MichaelMoore
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assessyourpriorities
assessyourpriorities
9 years ago
one of the best documentaries ever. tfs
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Ariana Marcassa Kim
Ariana Marcassa Kim
8 years ago
What I’ve found is that Monsanto is considering commercializing the technology and that it has NOT been done yet.
Francis Japson
Francis Japson
8 years ago
I cried the whole night after watching this… The world is full of suffering.. I think this is why the bible and the story of the buddha were created..
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Dreaming OF Freedom
Dreaming OF Freedom
3 years ago
We need to set up our own alternative government with our own laws, police and jails
Elhadji Amadou Johnson
Elhadji Amadou Johnson
4 years ago
And people think slavery is over.
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The Corporation
The Corporation
8 years ago
Thank you for pointing this out. The fault is likely in the sound editing, not in Mr. Black’s translation.
Guy Mander
Guy Mander
7 years ago
People think money is the highest power. Actually the Law is. The highest authority is the law. The law has the power to fine and imprison the wrongdoers. It has the power to force someone else to pay money to someone else. Why not with these corporations? I advocate that we change the law making the directors of corporations personally responsible and liable for an environmental impact the company has.
Granted there will always be some pollution, make something unnatural, get something unnatural, but we need to limited it under the natural ability of Earth to heal. What we are doing at the moment is over using Earth not under using Earth. Limit it like the permits. Let corporations buy them from one another but the total pollution will not exceed a certain amount. And no p*ssying around with fines, imprison the bast*rds.
The result? Instant cooperation and environmental rebalancing. Of course this won’t happen though… Greed will sadly get the better of us…
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poiuzt111
poiuzt111
6 years ago
The first step toward the solution is to prohibit corporations to have ownership in another corporations.
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Peter S. López
Peter S. López
8 years ago
Published on Jul 21, 2012 ~ THE CORPORATION is a Canadian documentary that examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary. @Peta_de_Aztlan