Mature themes and violence
|Directors:||Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross|
Based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine tells the gripping story of how America's free-market policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. it explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed on the wings of democracy.
The film argues that governments the world over exploit natural disasters, economic crises and wars to push through radical free market politics - a practice that Klein calls disaster capitalism. The result is often catastrophic for ordinary people and hugely beneficial to big corporations. Political leaders have turned to brutality and repression in order to crush protest against their agendas of privitisation, deregulation and tax cuts.
Combining archival images, footage from Klein's lectures and interviews with Klein as well as other experts, The Shock Doctrine will change the way you look at our world history.