The Shock Doctrine

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Directed by award-winning filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross (co-directors of THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO), THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is a feature documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is a gripping... read more
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Directed by award-winning filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross (co-directors of THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO), THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is a feature documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is a gripping and incisive deconstruction of how free market policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE radically challenges the myth that the global free market triumphed on the wings of democracy. Both the film and the book argue that both big business and governments overexploit natural disasters, economic crises and wars with the very aim of pushing through radical free market policies. Naomi Klein calls this "disaster capitalism." The film traces the doctrine's beginnings in the radical theories of Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago, and its subsequent implementation over the past 40 years in countries as disparate as Augusto Pinochet's Chile, Boris Yeltsin's Russia, Margaret Thatcher's Great Britain, and most recently through the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Original Release

09/01/2009

US Release

09/01/2009

Cast

Directors

Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross

Writers

Naomi Klein

Cast

Naomi Klein Self
Kieran O'Brien Narrator (Voice) / Narrator
Ewen Cameron Self
Janine Huard Self
Franklin D. Roosevelt Self
Salvador Allende Self
Donald O. Hebb Self - Doctor
Richard Nixon Self
Edward Korry Self - Former US Ambassador to Chile
Augusto Pinochet Self
Margaret Thatcher Self / Self (archive footage)
Orlando Letelier Self
Michael Townley Self
Arnold Harberger Self
Jorge Rafael Videla Self
Joseph Blair Self - Major: School of the Americas 1986-89
Elisa Tokar Self - Ex-Detainee ESMA Camp
Donald Rumsfeld Self
Ronald Reagan Self
Nigel Lawson Self

Producers

Editors

Paul Monaghan, Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom

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