Shock Doctrine, The

Run Times:
79 min
Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Plot Summary

Based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine seeks to explain the rise of ‘disaster capitalism’: the exploitation of moments of crisis by governments and big business in order to ransack the economies of vulnerable countries.

Festivals and Awards

Berlin Film Festival, Germany, February 2009
San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain, September 2009
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil, September 2009
Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2009
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, October 2009
Torino Film Festival, Italy, November 2009
Sundance Film Festival, USA, January 2010
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, April 2010
OxDox International Documentary Film Festival, UK, April 2010
Kiev International Film Festival, Ukraine, May 2010
Art Film Festival, Slovakia, June 2010
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, July 2010
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2010
Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival, Cyprus, August 2010
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania, September 2010
Valdavia International Film Festival, Chile, October 2010