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