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A documentary adaptation Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine. An investigation of disaster capitalism, based on Naomi Klein’s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism — the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock — did not begin with September 11, 2001.
The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.
New, surprising connections are drawn between economic policy, shock and awe warfare and covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s, research that helped write the torture manuals used today in Guantanamo Bay.
The Shock Doctrine follows the application of these ideas through our contemporary history, showing in riveting detail how well-known events of the recent past have been deliberate, active theatres for the shock doctrine, among them: Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973, the Falklands War in 1982, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Asian Financial crisis in 1997 and Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Basado en el libro de Noami Klein: “la doctrina del Shock”, narra la forma en la que los llamados “Chicago Boys” de Milton Friedman, utilizaron el descubrimiento de los electroshock de la psicología para borrar los recuerdos y regresar al sujeto a un estado infantil, y poder reescribir su historia, lo trasladan al contexto socio económico de los países en vías de desarrollo, para propinar shocks económicos (alza de impuestos, eliminación de subsidios y políticas sociales, aumento de precios, etc.) y así, permitir mejor saquear los recursos naturales y enriquecer a las trasnacionales.
“13LoveStories.com is a unique multimedia advocacy project that profiles the moving stories of thirteen couples whose lives were profoundly affected by Proposition 8 – the recent California ballot initiative that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry.”
“The 13 Love Stories videos were completed in mid-February, just in time to go live on Valentine?s Day, and an outdoor exhibition version of 13LoveStories.com was launched at Bruin Plaza on the UCLA campus, March 5, 2009 – the day that oral arguments in the case were presented to the California Supreme Court. A packed plaza enjoyed some wonderful music, delicious cake, and had a chance to hear from the couples themselves.”