Our world is strange and often fake and corrupt. But we think it’s normal because we can’t see anything else.
With incredible delight I saw VICE, on October 15th, 2016, sharing a 5min clip from Adam Curtis new film HyperNormalisation. With already an astonishing 17 Million views.
We are too trapped in a system. We cannot see beyond it. But there is more out there.
HyperNormalisation – the story of how we got here.
English documentary film-maker Adam Curtis is basically one of my favorite documentarians. Curtis says that his favourite theme is “power and how it works in society”, and his works explore areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history.
“Excuse me, I’m lost” / “Who are you? Why would you come to me?” / Here we are (“up here at night”) / (yeah!) Burial – Come Down To Us
HyperNormalisation was released on 16 October 2016 on the BBC iPlayer. In the film, Curtis argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex “real world” and built a simple “fake world” that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians. Watch full film below.
Or watch full film below, via ThoughtMaybe
“In an age of anxious individualism, what makes people feel secure is having themselves reflected back at them. Come be found in a lost generation.”
- HyperNormalisation 2016 on Youtube
- NYtimes – Adam Curtis and the Secret History of Everything BY JONATHAN LETHEM
- Adam Curtis’ blog on HyperNormalisation
- BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Jarvis Cocker with documentary film-maker Adam Curtis
Photo credit: BBC.