Joel In the Media
Joel is featured in this article by Charlie Smith discussing the unfortunately necessary sequel, which is being shown at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival.
Author and film-maker Joel Bakan joins Massey College Principal Nathalie Des Rosiers for a conversation with Junior Fellow Anna Wong and David Schneiderman, from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, to discuss Bakan’s The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations Are Bad for Democracy.
3.5 star review of The New Corporation for its VIFF launch.
Anand Giridharadas shares the first excerpt of Joel’s book, “The New Corporation,” along with a first glimpse of the new documentary, which is also featured in.
Salon spoke to “New Corporation” filmmakers about false reformations & how relaxed regulations lead to tragedies
Premiered at the Toronto film festival, The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel is perfectly timed. It calls corporations out for their greed as the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates poverty and inequality.
Businesses may purport to care about social and environmental values. But they don’t want to pay taxes to protect and promote those values.
Filmmakers Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott deliver a blisteringly paced and sporadically fascinating documentary that boasts a number of eye-opening facts and revelations, and it’s clear, certainly, that Bakan and Abbott succeed in pointing out the problems inherent in allowing corporations to hold so much power and influence – with, for example, the growing lack of regulations and oversight on conglomerates essentially paving the way for a myriad of recent disasters (eg the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill).
The relationship between people and corporations has continuously evolved over the years. Meanwhile, the sheer size and number of corporations have grown exponentially as well as their impact on society as a whole for better or worse.
The New Corporation is cited under Best Programming as a highlight.