The Shock Doctrine

Taking shock therapy as a metaphor, this investigative documentary explores "disaster capitalism," in which unstable nations are first jolted by catastrophic events, then subjected to free-market remedies imposed by first-world heavyweights. Naomi Klein's award-winning book provides the blueprint for Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross's survey, which argues that the prescription yields short-term results but intensifies existing social divides.

Year: 2009
Genre: Political Docos
Country: UK
Director: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Starring: Naomi Campbell, Ronald Regan, Barack Obama
Duration: 82 Minutes
Rating: Ex
Location in store: Documentary (Political)
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