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From acclaimed filmmakers Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, The Killer Inside Me) and Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo), and based on Naomi Klein's provocative bestselling book of the same name, The Shock Doctrine is a gripping and incisive deconstruction of how radical free market policies have come to dominate the world.
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. The film traces the doctrine s beginnings from the theories of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School economists, through its implementation over the past 40 years in Pinochet s Chile, Yeltsin's Russia, Thatcher's Britain, and the American Neo-Con directed invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
It's good... But I found it lacking in stating where the 1970's had left us... with higher inflation, etc. I remember many people hurting. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Sophie
Extremely difficult to absorb in such a short period of time (2 hours, versus reading the book over several days / weeks), but the information is so profound and perhaps life... Read morePublished 28 days ago by K. Saulino
This documentary changed me forever. I now know how to see when they speak what is really being said.Published 1 month ago by Barbara
This addresses some of the economic theories of Milton Freedman with real world examples. A lot of it is not really pretty. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The world gets more and more depressing each day. What are we headed for? FEMA camps for "domestic terrorists" (read: anti-government activists/spokesmen), and the dollar... Read morePublished 5 months ago by LJH
It is scary to look at history through an unpolished lens. But it is so important to do so, and this book will show you a reality that demands your involvement or burden you with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by johnmudd
Everyone should know the length and depth that those in power will go to maintain their power. This documentary is a short, but concise narrative, of the development of and the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Medicinepoet
Well worth watching -- Ms Klein's powerful analysis is intelligently explored, and the film leaves the viewer outraged and encouraged to explore the topic further.Published 9 months ago by Bubba-Linn Krewd, Jr
This documentary packs a punch that can awaken you to a terrifying reality, but leaves you with knowledge that, hopefully, can help create a freer more equitable world . Read morePublished 9 months ago by Patrick Slattery