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This is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons

Synopsis
For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as "the commons" -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, author David Bollier, a leading figure in the global movement to reclaim the commons, bucks the rising tide of anti-government extremism and free market ideology to show how commercial interests are undermining our collective interests. Placing the commons squarely within the American tradition of community engagement and the free exchange of ideas and information, Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modelilng practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Economics; Environmental science
Keywords
economic issues; environmental issues; multinational corporations; social action; communal assets

Credits

Contributor
David Bollier

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 NTSC
Price
$250.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
46 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

Media Education Foundation

Email
info@mediaed.org
Web
http://www.mediaed.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 413 584 8500
Fax
+1 413 586 8398
Address
60 Masonic Street
Northampton
Massachusetts 01060
USA
Notes
The MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of the mass media, particularly in the US, with emphasis on gender, health, politics, race and commercialism. Sale on DVD.

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