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McLibel 2005 123movies

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The Postman and Gardener Who Took on McDonald's, and Won.May. 20, 200585 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – McDonald’s loved using the UK libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organisations like the BBC and The Guardian crumbled and apologised. But then they sued gardener Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris. In the longest trial in English legal history, the “McLibel Two” represented themselves against McDonald’s £10 million legal team. Every aspect of the corporation’s business was cross-examined: from junk food and McJobs, to animal cruelty, environmental damage and advertising to children. Outside the courtroom, Dave brought up his young son alone and Helen supported herself working nights in a bar. McDonald’s tried every trick in the book against them. Legal manoeuvres. A visit from Ronald McDonald. Top executives flying to London for secret settlement negotiations. Even spies. Seven years later, in February 2005, the marathon legal battle finally concluded at the European Court of Human Rights. And the result took everyone by surprise – especially the British Government. McLibel is not just about hamburgers. It is about the importance of freedom of speech now that multinational corporations are more powerful than countries. Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry. And in doing so, changed the world.
Plot: McLibel is a documentary film directed by Franny Armstrong for Spanner Films about the McLibel case. The film was first completed, as a 52 minute television version, in 1997, after the conclusion of the original McLibel trial. It was then re-edited to 85 minute feature length in 2005, after the McLibel defendants took their case to the European Court of Human Rights.
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A Victory for Freedom of Speech
McLibel follows the path of two English activists who after speaking out against McDonald’s notorious commercial practices, (and unlike fellow activists) refuse to bow to the corporate giant’s formidable legal machine.

What has to be remembered is that it was McDonalds who initiated the legal action knowing, that Dave and Helen would not be allowed legal aid to defend themselves. At the Strasborg Court of Human Rights this unfair one sided draconian British legislation was recognised as being unfair, for the way it impeded their freedom of speech.

The two activists’ greatest asset was that they had no assets and nothing to lose, as they literally just kept going. Both of them being uncharismatic actually lent them some charm, as the press were forced to focus fully on the issues unable to cash in on their personalities.

When it was all over the two heroes carried on with their humble lives, uninterested in cashing in on their success and seeking the limelight.

My favourite line from McLibel is Helen saying, “I’m actually starting to feel sorry for McDonalds now, all this negative publicity is helping out other Corporations such as Pizza Hut, and Burger King who are equally as bad if not worse than McDonalds”

Review By: colinnz Rating: 8 Date: 2005-10-07

Other Information:

Original Title McLibel
Release Date 2005-05-20
Release Year 2005

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (UK)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary
Director Ken Loach, Franny Armstrong
Writer N/A
Actors Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Bruce Alexander
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

Original title McLibel
TMDb Rating 7.3 16 votes


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