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The Big Sellout ( Der Große Ausverkauf )
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on 9 June 2009
This movie is a perfect illustration of Naomi Klein's book `The shock doctrine' wherein the author clearly demonstrates that the `free market' doctrine is a veiled vehicle for filling the wallets of private interests, with the help of their long arms, the IMF and the World Bank.
One of the main commentators in this movie is Noble Prize winner J. Stiglitz who heavily criticized the operations and policies of the World Bank and the IMF in his books.
The movie scrutinizes mainly four examples of privatization: water in Bolivia (the explosion of the water price provoked a popular revolt which forced a big transnational corporation to close its operations), railways in Great-Britain, electricity in South-Africa and health care in the Philippines.
The devastating effect of the implementation of the `free market' doctrine on innocent populations is most blatantly exposed in the last example, where ill and handicapped people are struggling to pay their medical bills (the cynical motto is `pay or die').
Florian Opitz made a most convincing documentary on an ideological `human scandal'.
His movie is a must see for all those who want to understand the world we live in.
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