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April 29 - May 3

The Corporate Coup D’État

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 29 at 9:30 PM
April 30 at 10 AM
May 3 at 12 PM

If you think Amazon and Apple are controlling your life, you may sadly be right. Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul coined the term “corporate coup d’état” in his 1995 CBC Massey Lecture The Unconscious Civilization. Applied to the United States, his theory has gained credence over the last two decades and four presidencies, especially given the sense of dread inspired by the current commander-in-chief.. In the words of Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges, “Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy”—and the creeping takeover that began 45 years ago is now complete. As the income gap widens and corporations gain increasing control over public policy, director Fred Peabody challenges the media, government and citizens to wake up and take action before the coup d’état erases the individual rights our democracy defends.

More information and tickets

April 29, 9:30 PM (closed captions)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema,

April 30, 10:00 AM (closed captions)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

May 3, 12:00 PM (open captions)
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle

Closed captions on April 29 and April 30. Open captions on May 3. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transit and accessible parking lot within 200 metres of venue. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed concession offering beer & wine. Accessible water fountain on site.

Isabel Bader Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only.

Hart House Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating is available. Accessible washroom in the lobby. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. There are 10 steps to the main entrance. Ramped, accessible entrances are located off Tower Road and Queen’s Park Circle. Elevator travels to the theatre lobby. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre – bottled water only. Accessible water fountain on site.