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The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Actor: Naomi Klein
Director: n/a
NR     2009     1hr 17min

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism features Naomi Klein explaining the ideas and research behind her bestselling book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. In this riveting lecture and interview, Klein challen...  more »


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Actor: Naomi Klein
Director: n/a
Studio: PM Press
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/22/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Important message deserves better medium
2 cents | B.F.N. United Snakes | 07/30/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am an admirer of Naomi Klein and I believe she has exposed the inherent violence that comes with so-called free markets and the shrewd, calculating use of human tragedies by Wall Street/Washington to pursue it's agenda.

This DVD is low quality. Absolutely terrible sound quality for the talk. You're treated to crummy acoustics in the auditorium and a loud microphone and echo and a speaker that seems to have not been wired for a recording. The talk itself I had basically heard before on Book TV and CSPAN did Klein's talk justice. The 'bonus' feature is an interview... that is less than 10 minutes long and surprisingly uninteresting.
C'mon ya lefty activists! This reminds me of the awful amateurish home video DVDs from ZNet I've ordered. I view those as a 'donation' to Micheal Albert and co. for their excellent website and hard work. Put out quality folks.

I highly recommend you buy "The Corporation" which is the most important documentary of the last decade and very well done. Klein is featured in the film and in the massive supplemental interview footage. It should have won an Oscar. I mean if Michael Moore can get notice from Hollywood...
Also, read the book, The Shock Doctrine if you haven't. Or not. But skip this junk."
I loved the Book
Science Minded | Utah | 07/28/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I gained nothing from the taped lecture and the strange one sided interview.
The book has a lot to say and I would recommend it to everyone...the direction and purpose of this DVD is rather shallow and takes away from the impact of Naomi's other work.
I would be a good idea to remove it from the marketplace."