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'Shock Doctrine' - The Movie

And speaking of Naomi Klein and The Shock Doctrine, I found this thrilling piece of news from

Michael Winterbottom begins work on Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine
21 Sep 2008 11:00

Michael Winterbottom and Road To Guantanamo collaborator Mat Whitecross are working on a filmed version of "The Shock Doctrine," based on a book of the same name by Naomi Klein, which aims to expose what she calls "disaster capitalism". The theory is that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Klein herself will narrate the film, as she did a short film of the same name last year, directed by Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron.

Winterbottom´s film will again explore major events in history where the shock doctrine seems to apply, focusing particularly on the dictatorships in Argentina and Chile in the 1970s.

"I have started shooting segments of the film already with Naomi Klein narrating (reprising her role from the short film)," Winterbottom told ScreenDaily.

Here's the short film directed by Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron, based on the book, which went viral last year.



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