Naomi Klein’s book, The Shock Doctrine:The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, is an argument against your “flat world” theory. That’s bad enough. But it’s also a film. Well, a short, really, taking the book’s argument – free markets and free peoples are NOT the same – into a new medium.
Clever, eh? And guess who produced the film which was shown at the Toronto Film Festival last week? Alfonso Cuaron, the director of Y tu Mama Tambien and Children of Men. It’s pretty amazing, as you might suspect. That trailer – a brief statement of the book’s interesting and provacative thesis – today’s HotSpot.