Individual assignment: film reflection
Joël van der Veen
In this essay you will find a detailed film reflection on the Corporation. The award winning documentary was released in 2004 by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan.
When i started watching the documentary i was a bit bored but it changed rapidly and i was glued to my computer for the entire documentary, despite it’s length. A favourite scene or scene that emotionally touch me the most is herefore hard to choose. I found many scenes shocking and very interesting to only choose one.
Two scenes that i wanna talk about where the scenes first about the undercover messages and secondly about the story of milk.
The scene about undercover messages was very interesting because i never heard about it before. We all know about product placement but i don’t think many people no about real life product placement. When i saw that scene it was really scary to see how far corporates go to sell their products. Knowing that there are people like that trying to sell products in that form is really weird.
Another scene that shocked me was about the reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre. How they were being threated by their own boss (FOX) was interesting to see. The power that a corporate like Monsanto has is scaring. It showed for me just one example of corporate control.
These examples above are just a couple out of dozens of great scenes i could have picked like a company owning all the water in Bolivia even rain water, corporates profeting from war like Ford and Coca Cola (Fanta being a nazi drink) and corporates using laws created for former slaves(14th Amendment).
I completely agree with the documentary. I am very happy that I got to watch this documentary even though it was really long. I already knew a lot out of the documentary but it was refreshing to see new perspectives a new ways of looking at the power of...
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