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Home > Blog > September 2007 > Naomi Klein's Viral Video, Oscar-Nominated Director Does Nonfiction Book Ad

Naomi Klein, bestselling author of No Logo , is back with another polemic, this time aiming to "[explode] the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically" and to expose "the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades." The Shock Doctrine was released in the United States this past Tuesday, and while the book certainly compels attention in and of itself, it's getting that much more publicity thanks to a promotional film co-created by Klein and Oscar-nominated director Alfonso Cuarón . It seems that Cuarón volunteered for the project. Klein writes, "When I finished The Shock Doctrine, I sent it to Alfonso Cuarón because I adore his films and felt that the future he created for Children of Men was very close to the present I was seeing in disaster zones. I was hoping he would send me a quote for the book jacket and instead he pulled together this amazing team of artists . . . to make The Shock Doctrine short film. It was one of those blessed projects where everything felt fated." You can view the entire film here .

A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
A still from the Shock Doctrine short film
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