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L' Affaire Coca-Cola

L' Affaire Coca-Cola

| 1 h 25 min

Depuis des décennies, la Colombie se classe en tête des pays pour le nombre de leaders sociaux assassinés. De 2002 à 2009, plus de 470 leaders ont été abattus par des milices paramilitaires à la solde de compagnies prêtes à tout pour empêcher leurs employés de se syndiquer. Au nombre de ces entreprises sans scrupules figuraient des usines d’embouteillage des produits de la compagnie Coca-Cola.

Devant ces crimes restés impunis, les activistes américains Dan Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth et Ray Rogers vont se lancer dans une véritable croisade contre le géant des boissons gazeuses l’accusant de fermer les yeux devant les méfaits portés à leur attention. En suivant les incessantes démarches de ce trio de choc, L’affaire Coca-Cola nous entraîne dans un fascinant road-movie judiciaire, sur fond de campagnes de dénonciation clamant : Stop Killer Coke !

Après cinq ans de chaudes luttes, Coca-Cola va-t-elle enfin céder ? Aux portes d’un improbable règlement, que choisiront les victimes ? L’argent, le pouvoir ou la dignité…


Credits
  • original concept
    Germán Gutiérrez
  • research
    Germán Gutiérrez
  • script
    Carmen Garcia
  • director
    Germán Gutiérrez
    Carmen Garcia
  • None
    Germán Gutiérrez
    Johannes Malfatti
    Philippe Raymond
    Gaspard Gaudreau
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • location sound
    Germán Gutiérrez
  • editing
    Elric Robichon
  • collaborative editing
    Carmen Garcia
  • original music
    Olivier Alary
  • sound design
    François Senneville
  • dialog editing
    Stan Sakell
  • sound mixer
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • digital imaging
    Elric Robichon
  • production direction
    Salvadora Garcia
  • coordination
    Salvadora Garcia
  • administration
    Salvadora Garcia
  • assistant to the director
    Ricardo Restrepo
  • supplementary footage
    Gary Griffin
    Ricardo Restrepo
  • supplementary sound
    Susan Bryant
    Edwin R. Angulo
    René Portillo
  • additional editing
    Howard Goldberg
    Fernando Lopez Escriva
  • additional research
    Salvadora Garcia
  • film research
    Nancy Marcotte
  • orchestration
    Johannes Malfatti
  • music recording
    David Bryant
  • music mixing
    Olivier Alary
    Johannes Malfatti
  • musician
    Sheila Hannigan
    Jean René
    Stéphane Allard
    Céline Arcand
    François Larouche
    Yannick Chênevert
    René Gosselin
    Olivier Alary
    Johannes Malfatti
    Denis Plante
    Bertil Schulrabe
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • translation
    Robert Paquin
  • subtitles
    Robert Paquin
  • editing technical support
    Danielle Raymond
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Martine Forget
    Pierre Dupont
    Amélie Bolduc
  • titles
    Philippe Raymond
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • legal counsel
    Remy Khouzam
  • marketing officer
    Julie Armstrong-Boileau
    Jenny Thibault
  • administrator
    Denise DesLauriers
    Manon Provencher
  • coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Mirabelle Bélanger
  • administrative assistant
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • delegate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producer
    Carmen Garcia
    Yves Bisaillon
    Johanne Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Carmen Garcia
    Yves Bisaillon

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Coca-Cola is suspected of having used paramilitary elements in Colombia and Guatemala to have labor unionists assassinated. In 2001, U.S. lawyers took legal action. The suit was filed in an American court because an old law in that country allows foreign victims of crimes who have not obtained justice in their own countries to bring proceedings on U.S. soil. This documentary illustrates the power imbalances in this legal struggle, and the strategies used by the multinational. Questions to ask: What are those strategies? Can justice be done? Why did the workers reject the settlement proposed by Coca-Cola in 2008? What is dignity?

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