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The Shock Doctrine


Please join me for the Shock Doctrine...

As usual there will be a lovely social afterwards...

The Shock Doctrine was an official selection at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

Naomi Klein's controversial best-selling book which explores how both natural and man-made disasters are used to force disadvantageous political and economic changes on unwilling governments is brought to the screen in this documentary from filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross. Using electroshock treatment as a metaphor -- a harsh jolt to the body and brain that, after being embraced as a healing method, was in turn discovered to cause more harm than good...

The Shock Doctrine explores how the United States, with the help of the C.I.A., became enamored of Milton Friedman's interpretation of free-market capitalism and attempted to persuade developing nations of its value. However, since fully unregulated markets tended to create an unbalanced economic climate in which a small number of people became extremely wealthy and vast numbers were plunged into poverty, the United States was only successful at selling free market deregulation to countries in crisis who had no practical choice than to do what the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth demanded.

The results led to both widespread privation and violence in Russia, Poland, Chile, South Africa and the Middle East, and The Shock Doctrine explains how this happened, where it's still going on, and what can be done to stop it.

Cost - just £3!

see you there

rouf :-)

Venue address:- just three mins walk from Temple tube station

The George
213 Strand
London, WC2R 1AP

Venue telephone:[masked]

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  • Elis

    Great documentary and very good debate after! Thanks for organizing this Rouf! Cheers

    November 3, 2013

  • rouf

    Good doc very hard hitting....

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very thought provoking documentary and interesting discussions afterwards. Thanks for organising, Rouf.

    November 2, 2013

  • Andrew J.

    Look forward to this on Saturday.

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make this now

    October 28, 2013

  • David C.

    Looking forward to meeting all of you

    October 18, 2013

    • rouf

      Hi david looking forward to meeting you too... See you there! rouf :-)

      October 26, 2013

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