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The New Corporation: A Special Screening Featuring a Q&A with Filmmaker Joel Bakan

The New Corporation is the sequel to The Corporation, a 2003 documentary that reflects on the political and social power of corporations in the early twenty-first century.

When The New Corporation was released in 2020, Twitter refused to run paid ads for it on the grounds that they were in conflict with its advertising policies. In response, the film's director, Professor Joel Bakan (UBC, Allard School of Law), mounted a legal challenge against Twitter, claiming that legally permitting its refusal to run ads for the documentary is inconsistent with the values of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (as opposed to Charter rights).

This special screening of The New Corporation will feature an introduction by Professor Bakan, reflecting on his case against Twitter and its potential implications for the constitutional order in Canada. After the screening, Professor Bakan will also be participating in an audience Q&A.

To attend, please register for free via this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-new-corporation-screening-featuring-qa-with-director-joel-bakan-tickets-601764382467


Joel Bakan

Professor of Law, University of British Columbia
Professor Bakan’s scholarly work includes the book, Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs, as well as textbooks, edited collections, and numerous articles in leading legal and social science journals. In 2003, he published The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, which received critical acclaim, was widely translated, and became a bestseller in several countries. The book inspired a feature documentary film, written by Professor Bakan and co-created with Mark Achbar. The sequel to this film, entitled The New Corporation, was released in 2020.

Event Date(s):

April 24, 2023, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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