The Power of Nightmares

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A some-holds-barred look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world — which observes that much of that fear is based on an illusion.

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The Power of Nightmares




The Power of Nightmares is a series of films by Adam Curtis which was broadcast on the BBC in 2005. Tom Secker has termed it "possibly the last great documentary series produced by the BBC."[1] It is remarkable in that it question the official narrative about the origins of Al Qaeda quite soon after 9-11. It was featured on Unwelcome Guests in 2005.[2]

Part 1 of the series

Concerns

Scott Noble notes that Curtis "appears to self-censor, often at critical junctures. I don’t recall seeing the slightest hint of skepticism about the official story of September 11th in The Power of Nightmares."[3] This is certainly a striking omission although the film is recommended viewing in any case.

 

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Adam Curtis“Curtis is an extremely talented filmmaker with an immense repository of archival footage at his disposal (some of which I utilized in Psywar), and he puts out a great product. But I also find that he tends to exaggerate the importance of particular individuals, groups and fanciful ideas in lieu of basic class analysis; he also appears to self-censor, often at critical junctures. I don’t recall seeing the slightest hint of skepticism about the official story of September 11th in The Power of Nightmares.”Scott Noble
Adam Curtis
28 July 2011


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