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Canadian doc on President Trump to debut on Super Channel

Vancouver filmmaker Fred Peabody’s investigative documentary The Corporate Coup d’État will have its broadcast debut on Canadian net Super Channel. Produced by Toronto-based White Pine Pictures, the film investigates President Donald Trump as a ...
August 15, 2019

Vancouver filmmaker Fred Peabody’s investigative documentary The Corporate Coup d’État will have its broadcast debut on Canadian net Super Channel.

Produced by Toronto-based White Pine Pictures, the film investigates President Donald Trump as a “symptom of a broken system” that has put power in the hands of corporations since the Reagan era, highlighting political tensions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

The Emmy award-winning director and executive producer tells the stories of citizens struggling in “sacrifice zones,” such as New Jersey and the U.S. Rust Belt, where Trump has found support.

Airing Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, The Corporate Coup d’État features American journalist Chris Hedges, Canadian writer John Ralston Saul, Canadian author Maude Barlow and American philosopher Cornel West.

“Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy,” Hedges said in the film. “The creeping corporate coup d’état that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.”

The Corporate Coup d’État‘s broadcast premiere follows film festival runs at Hot Docs, Bermuda, Washington, Toronto, Oslo, Amsterdam and others.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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