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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

by Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom

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The shock doctrine began in the theories of Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago, and it’s been implemented over the past forty years, in countries and situation as disparate as Pinochet’s Chile, Thatcher’s Britain and the neo-con invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The archive material is inter-cut with new footage following Naomi Klein interviewing key figures such as Janine Huard, a victim of Ewen Cameron’s mental health experiments, the results of which formed the basis of the CIA’s torture manuals.

international title: The Shock Doctrine
original title: The Shock Doctrine
country: United Kingdom
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
film run: 79'
release date: FR 10/03/2010, PL 16/04/2010, DK 26/04/2010, BE 02/06/2010
cast: Naomi Klein, Kieran O’Brien
cinematography by: Ronald Plante, Rich Ball
film editing: Paul Monaghan, Michael Winterbottom
producer: Andrew Eaton, Alex Cooke, Avi Lewis
production: Revolution Films, Renegade Pictures
distributor: Haut et Court, Kino Świat, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique

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