About the work / perspective of thinker Adam Curtis.
I’ve found it very influential, but I’ve also had trouble finding criticism. So if anybody has a critical take (or an insightful one!) feel encouraged to share.
This article hooked my interest in his perspective (https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/12/06/the-antidote-to-civilisational-collapse), and he’s made a number of docs over the years, starting with this one:
Here’s a recommendation in the order to watch them – contained in this playlist on YouTube
0.1. The Living Dead (not essential to watch)
0.2. Pandora’s Box (not essential to watch)
The Century of the Self
The Power Of Nightmares
The Trap - What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom
It Felt Like A Kiss (not essential to watch)
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
It’s pretty much in the order of appearance, so very easy to follow.
Whomever takes the time to watch 1 to 6 will find that each documentary builds and expands upon the previous one (especially in 1 to 3 it is apparent)
P.S. This shouldn’t be in the Hack-along category – we probably need one along the lines of “content.” And then potential subcategories according to the medium (so if I feel like reading, I can search for reading category – if I’m in a documentary mood, I can look for the video category)