HyperNormalisation
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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis argues that in these times of perplexing world events and uncertainty, politicians and people have retreated into an over-simplistic version of reality. Over the past 40 years, those in positions of power, in particular politicians, technological utopians, financiers and various social agents have given up on facing the complexities of the […]
Bitter Lake
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Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake by Adam Curtis advocates a position that Western governments and media have simplified the story of militant Islam down to an argument of good versus evil. It is an examination of why the explanations offered to the Western public are increasingly unconvincing and hollow. The story focuses on Afghanistan, but the title Bitter […]
The Power of Nightmares
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The Power of Nightmares

The Power of Nightmares compares the rise of two seemingly contrasting ideologies: the neoconservative movement in the US and radical Islamism. Filmmaker Adam Curtis draws a comparative analysis of these two ideologies while laying emphasis on their origin and the similarities that the neoconservative movement shares with radical Islamism. The documentary compares the actions of […]
The Century of the Self
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The Century of the Self

The Century of Self by Adam Curtis discusses the emergence and rise of psychoanalysis as a pivotal means of persuasion for corporations and governments. It covers the works of psychoanalysts Sigmund & Anna Freud and PR consultant Edward Bernays. The series unveils how the people in power use Freud’s theories to control people. The Century […]
The Way of All Flesh
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The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh by Adam Curtis tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in 1951, and how her cells led to significant breakthroughs in medical research. Before Lack’s death, cells were extracted from her body and taken to the laboratory for cultivation with the hope of finding a cure […]