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The shock doctrine

Author: Michael WinterbottomMat WhitecrossAlex CookeAndrew EatonAvi LewisAll authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : KimStim, Inc., [2011]
Series: KimStim collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using 'shock therapy' as a metaphor, the film investigates Naomi 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 unregulated 'free market' remedies that benefit corporations at public expense.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Milton Friedman; Milton Friedman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Winterbottom; Mat Whitecross; Alex Cooke; Andrew Eaton; Avi Lewis; Naomi Klein; Kieran O'Brien; IFC Films.; Entertainment One (Firm : India); Renegade Pictures (Firm : London, England); Revolution Films.; KimStim, Inc.
OCLC Number: 746223214
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: "Disaster capitalism in action."
Videodisc release of the 2009 documentary film.
Based on the book by Naomi Klein.
Special features: trailer.
Credits: Editor, Paul Monaghan.
Performer(s): Narrated by Kieran O'Brien ; with Naomi Klein.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; widescreen 16:9 ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Series Title: KimStim collection.
Responsibility: IFC Films ; E1 Entertainment ; a Renegade Pictures/Revolution Films production ; directed by Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom ; produced by Alex Cooke, Andrew Eaton, Avi Lewis.

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Using 'shock therapy' as a metaphor, the film investigates Naomi 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 unregulated 'free market' remedies that benefit corporations at public expense.

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