The New Rulers Of The World (Aus)
The three films included are...
The New Rulers Of The World
War By Other Means
Burp! Pepsi v Coke In The Ice Cold War
In 'The New Rulers', John Pilger explores the impact of globalisation, taking Indonesia as his prime example, a country that the World Bank described as a 'model pupil' until its 'globalised' economy collapsed in 1998. Under scrutiny are the increasingly powerful multinationals and the institutions that back them, notably the IMF and The World Bank.
'War By Other Means' examines the policy of First World banks in undertaking loans with Third World countries, exposing the humanitarian/social issues that arise when these countries are unable to meet the crippling interest charges.
And 'Burp! Pepsi v Coke In The Ice Cold War' looks at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy by the Coca Cola Company, illuminating the overwhelming power of multinational corporations over poorer countries and their struggling economies.