THE SHOCK DOCTRINE (M) ★★★★ ■
Stars: Naomi Klein
Director: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Available: Now on DVD When it comes to global economics, the US just can’t help themselves in trying to impose their own capitalist systems and deregulatory ways everywhere they can. The dodgy part, though, is that it is often at times of great crisis that it is implemented and at the expense of a country’s democracy. This, in turn, causes great wealth imbalance. And that ain’t cool. That’s the gist of this involved and maddening doco about ‘‘ the shock doctrine’’, which spells out the dangers and disastrous economic consequences.
Extras: ★★ ½ Discussion piece with the directors and Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein.