Hot Docs Trailers: ‘The Corporate Coup d’Etat’

Coming to the Special Presentations line-up at this year’s Hot Docs is Fred Peabody’s timely new film The Corporate Coup d‘État. The doc follows up after Peabody’s 2016 hit All Governments Lie and examines how the media landscape and politics have shifted with Donald Trump in the White House. The doc draws upon John Ralston Saul’s theory of “the corporate coup d‘état,” which was recently used by journalists and activists like Naomi Klein to characterize corporate America’s pervasive hijacking over the government come to fruition in the age of Trump.