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Films & Schedules - THE SHOCK DOCTRINE


Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 1 PM (B2)
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DIRECTOR: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross - GREAT BRITAIN

“Based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine seeks to explain the rise of disaster capitalism: the exploitation of moments of crisis in vulnerable countries by governments and big business. The film traces the doctrine’s beginnings in the radical theories of Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago, and its subsequent implementation over the past 40 years in countries as disparate as Augusto Pinochet’s Chile, Boris Yeltsin’s Russia, Margaret Thatcher’s Great Britain, and most recently through the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross use a brand of artistic license to present a cinematic experience that takes this theory to a new audience. Warning: After viewing this film, you may interpret our world history in a new light.”—Sundance Film Festival.

Selected Filmography: Butterfly Kiss (95), Wonderland (99), 9 Songs (04), The Road To Guantanamo (05), A Mighty Heart (07).

82 Minutes    

Interests: Documentary Views, Literature.

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