Monday, March 2, 2009

Check This.... The Shock Doctrine

On this weeks Check This... is the The Shock Doctrine a short film based on the book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein, directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

The film and book deal with the economic shock doctrine that has been applied throughout the world, from South America in the seventies to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. 1) that practitioners of the shock doctrine tend to seek a blank slate on which to create their ideal free market economies, which inevitably requires an usually violent destruction of existing economic order. 2) The similarities between economic shock doctrine and the original shock therapy – a psychiatric technique where electric shocks were applied to mentally ill patients.

Check This... is a weekly feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.