The New Corporation

Directors Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan
Year 2020
Run Time 106min
Genre Documentary
In the not-so-distant future, the world is on the brink of a climate meltdown while large corporations have taken over every aspect of society, posing as socially-conscious and benevolent entities. That was the warning in 2003’s The Corporation, and now the filmmaking team has returned to warn us again, because that dystopian future has arrived.

Following the example of their critically-acclaimed first documentary, The New Corporation delves even deeper into the absolute and far-reaching power that corporations have gained, and the future that awaits us if that power remains unchecked.

“What you want from a film like this one is for it to touch the metaphysics of how corporations now work. The New Corporation does that. It shakes up your perceptions. And it makes you suck in your breath.” — Owen Glieberman, Variety


Jennifer Abbott

Abbott has edited the docs Let It Ride, Under The Poison Tree and I Am, and directed the docs The Film That Buys The Cinema, Us and Them, and most recently The Magnitude of All Things. She co-directed The Corporation.

Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan is a writer, filmmaker and law professor who wrote the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, and co-wrote and produced the doc The Corporation.


Joel Bakan


Betsy Carson, Trish Dolman




Environment, Female Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

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