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Shock Doctrine

Synopsis
A hard-hitting short film centering on ‘disaster capitalism’ and based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name. Klein reveals how capitalism has consistently been forced upon disaster-shocked people, connecting economic policy, warfare and covert CIA-funded experiments in electro-shock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s. Using animated graffiti and instructional diagrams, the film consists of a mix of biting animated vignettes, archive clips, and typography to create a shocking short film experience. Directed by Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón, (animation by Foreign Office). 7 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Documentation
Video and audio interviews with Naomi Klein are also available on the website http://www.naomiklein.org/
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
capitalism; disasters; economic issues

Online availability

URI
http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine/short-film
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Alfonso Cuarón; Jonas Cuarón
Writer
Naomi Klein

Distributor

Name

Naomiklein.org

Web
http://www.naomiklein.org/s External site opens in new window

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