What were Some of Your Favourite Films that Had to do with Medicine or Medical Topics?
THE MOVIE CALLED “CORPORATION”
Remember the days when conflicts of interest were not allowed in certain aspects of society – or at least the days when you “believed that that was the case?” Today conflicts of interest are everywhere, and are even encouraged. Even the medical field is filled with them.
One of the best films I ever saw was a 2003 documentary written by UBC Professor Joel Bakan. Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott directed that film which really got into explaining what corporations today were really about. Michael Moore was a key figure in the movie. Never in my life had things been so well and so clearly explained.
Professor Bakan claimed, as I understood it, that according to law (American Corporations at least, if not most today) had a legal responsibility to make a profit at ANY price. What that price was, (including the price of death or even of the deaths of millions, didn’t really matter. They were just bound by law to make a profit for their shareholders. What?
Clearly this law in itself led to corruption in nearly every field of business. Soon I was asking myself dozens of questions such as:
Why was the fire department giving some types of blood tests on top of putting out fires?
How much of our infrastructure was funded by drug companies?
Who were the key players on the Board of WHO?
Who exactly, at WHO had the key power to sign the papers deciding whether or not the world would be ORDERED to get shots in a serious pandemic?
Who issued the power to that person and/or group? (Don’t think this will EVER be revealed).
Who profited most when everyone was forced to get inoculations?
Why did farmers have to pay so much to money just to sell the milk from one cow?
Why was pure milk “REALLY” banned from all provinces except for Quebec?
Why were so many people becoming allergic to homogenized milk?
Why were people really forced to drink fluoride?
Why did many farmers around the world REALLY have large numbers of animals destroyed, one by one – chickens first, then pigs, cows, sheep, etc., all as if purposely hand selected by a prewritten order?
Why were all the seeds being removed from our food?
Why were farmers being fined if a Monsanto seed blew into their field?
Why was there at an attack on healthy food products and medicine and those who sold them?
Why were many more large stores now starting to sell the products those people made their living on?
Why did the introduction of private medical companies end up in longer wait lists, encouraging increasing torture for those who couldn’t afford the private system?
Why were diagnostics so freely available when treatment itself was almost never available until people became chronically ill and their diseases were almost irreversible?
What types of people were the key shareholders in profit from medical systems, radiation companies, drug companies, and diagnostic companies?
Who paid for the diagnostic equipment that appeared to be free?
What was the most dangerous thing about electronic medical records?
If the world wasn’t based on conflict of interest, could it survive?
Will it soon collapse entirely very shortly, due to that same conflict of interest?
Originally this movie wasn’t shown in any of the big player theatres, of course, likely because it exposed shocking things the public had a right to know about and should have known. It was one of the best movies I had ever seen and I was so impressed I even bought the Professor’s book.
A lot of good things do originate in Canada. Congratulations, Professor Bakan, Mark Archbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Michael Moore. That was a most amazing book and film! (Both are probably available at most libraries).
If you have never seen this movie, I highly recommend it. Some of those questions will be answered but you will be left with even more after reading it.
It’s what I would call an “If you want to know where you’re headed, you had darn well better know where we came from”