2005-01-01 | 1h 24m 37s | historic
The 'McLibel' case was the longest in English history. The full legal weight of McDonalds, the world’s largest food chain, was brought down on two London activists for distributing leaflets denouncing the company and its practices. This film follows the defendants – who were representing themselves – throughout the court process, both againt McDonalds and later against the British government. The wider context of the case is covered, revealing exactly why the case was judged 'the worst corporate PR disaster in history'. With courtroom reenactments directed by Ken Loach, this film reveals the extreme lengths – including corporate spies – McDonald's will go to win the suit.