Grades Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Directed by Boyce Richardson
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
VHS Purchase $59
US Release Date: 1989
Copyright Date: 1987
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0392-X
Awards and Festivals
Gold Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
Multinational companies seldom take the needs of people or the environment into account.
SUPER-COMPANIES provides a revealing portrait of the operations of multinational and transnational corporations. Using the aluminum industry in Australia, British Columbia, Jamaica, and Norway as a case study, the film documents the effects that the industry has had on the economic and physical well-being of people in those countries.
Multinationals treat the world as a single market. They take raw materials from one place, process them in another, and sell them everywhere. When challenged by host governments to make a larger contribution to the economy, the companies simply find more hospitable environments.
SUPER-COMPANIES provides a provocative view of the way our global economy is being shaped by economic powers that are often at odds with the needs of people.
"SUPER-COMPANIES is an excellent video... highly recommended for adult audiences, college and secondary schools, and any programs addressing environmental, conservation, and development cases."
*****Video Rating Guide
"A detailed, well-supported critique that allows spokesmen from the aluminum industry to present their point of view as well."