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Bitter Lake

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Bitter Lake is a 2015 BBC documentary film by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It argues that Western politicians keep simplifying the stories they tell, into a simple-to-digest by the public “good” vs. “evil” argument, due to society’s overwhelming chaos and disorder, which they neither grasp nor understand.

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a 2011 BBC documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis. The series argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us”. The title is taken from the 1967 poem of the same name by Richard […]

The Trap – What Happened to our Dream of Freedom

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The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom is 2007 BBC documentary series made by challenging and thought provoking English filmmaker Adam Curtis,  who has been celebrated for this as well as his other documentaries including The Century of the Self and The Power of Nightmares. Three engrossing one-hour programmes explore the concept and […]

The Power of Nightmares

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The Power of Nightmares, The Rise of the Politics of Fear, (2004) is a BBC documentary, written and produced by Adam Curtis. In the style of his other films, The Power of Nightmares uses clever montage of BBC archive footage to help frame the narrative Curtis creates. These 3 one-hour episodes chart the rise of […]

The Century of the Self

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The Century of the Self (2002) is an award winning British television documentary film by Adam Curtis. It focuses on how Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed,‭ dealt with, and controlled ‬people. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and […]