Doing the Business 2012 - 20 November - Shadows of Liberty
18:00, 20 November 12
Our 10th Doing the Business season continues at the Broadway cinema, Nottingham on Tuesday November 20. Screening on consecutive Tuesdays at 6.00pm, each film has been chosen with a speaker who will also provide the introduction.
The season continues with Shadows of Liberty chosen and introduced by Jeremy Moon.
Shadows of Liberty presents the phenomenal true story of today's disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media, and government, that they don't want you to see. The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy.
Jeremy Moon is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and the founding Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School. The ICCSR is one of Europe’s leading centres for the study of CSR and Jeremy currently leads a team of seven academics considering issues of responsibility and sustainability in various business, social and political settings. Recent publications include Corporations and Citizenship and The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. He has published in leading management journals, is a regular contributor to media and practitioner debates about responsible business and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
Still to come during the month-long season will be:
Canned Dreams (November 27), Directed by Katja Gauriloff, takes us on an journey through the supply chain of a tin of ravioli from Brazil to Denmark, Portugal, Poland, France, Ukraine, Italy, and Romania and France - where component parts are assembled into tin can of pasta, sauce and meat. This film will be introduced by Alison Ward who works as Sustainability advisor to businesses and NGOs, she was formerly Associate Director Global Public Policy (Sustainability) at Kraft Foods and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cadbury.
Other films in the series included:
The Revenge of the Electric Car (November 6) chosen and introduced by former MP and environmental campaigner Alan Simpson. The documentary, an uplifting sequel to the Chris Paine’s earlier documentary Who Killed the Electric Car follows four people’s battle to change one of the world’s biggest industries.
The Flaw (November 13) the latest film to explore the credit bubble that led to the banking crisis, takes its title from Alan Greenspan's airy remark that there was a ‘flaw’ in world capitalism. This film will be introduced by Philip Augur, a British author and a former Group Managing Director at Schroders plc. He is best known for his books on finance and writes regularly for the Financial Times and other publications. He was a member of the cross-party Future of Banking Commission chaired by David Davies MP in 2010 and the same year advised the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into the banking crisis.