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Corporate Coup D’Etat (Screening and Post Screening-Panel /Discussion)

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One World Arts and the Group of 78, have partnered to offer the Ottawa premiere of The Corporate Coup d’Etat . This event will open the Group of 78, 2019 Annual Policy Conference, Global Markets, Inequality, and the Future of Democracy. It is also the opening film of the One World Film Festival which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Film Screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised in the film.

Location: Academic Hall (SMN) 133 Séraphin-Marion Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1A2

Admission is free: We will be accepting voluntary donation at the door to help cover the cost of the event.
*Seating will be first come first serve. Donating through Eventbrite does not guarantee a seat. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you there.


  • Director Fred Peabody
  • Producers Peter Raymont
  • Executive Producers Peter Raymont, Fred Peabody, Steve Ord, Jeff Cohen, Hans Robert Eisenhauer

A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so. This investigative and persuasive documentary blends the insights of philosophers, authors and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the Rust Belt in the U.S. Midwest, where the steel industry once flourished, but where closures and outsourcing have left urban areas desolate and hopeless. It’s here that Donald Trump finds some of his most fervent supporters, as he’s not considered part of the hated Washington establishment.

Journalist Chris Hedges, argues that the crisis predates Donald Trump’s election by many years. As his source of inspiration, the Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul, Hedges regards Trump as the symptom rather than the disease. Decades ago, U.S. democracy began selling its soul to big corporations. Lobbyists and corporatism took control in Washington, gradually undermining the will of the people. Journalist Naomi Klein recently described Trump’s administration as a “corporate coup d’état”. Hedges and Ralston Saul argue that the real coup took place long before.

Featuring: Chris Hedges, John Ralston Saul, Cornel West, Sarah Jaffe, Lee Fang, Maude Barlow, Phillip Martin

The screening date will be Thursday, Sept. 26 and the start time will be 7:00 pm. There will be a Panel discussion on the issues raised in the film.

Parking is available at the rear of the building after 3:00 pm, $4.50/hour, max $9/day. Please see the map below. Please note that Séraphin-Marion is closed to vehicles directly in front, but there is a loading zone adjacent to Tabaret Lawn not far from the entrance. 


September 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Group of 78
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Academic Hall (SMN) UOttawa
133 Séraphin-Marion Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1A2
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