BBC: The Power of Nightmares (2004)

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The Power of Nightmares is a BBC documentary 3-part film series. The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies. Filmmaker Adam Curtis has also directed: The Century of Self (2002), The Trap (2007), All Watched Over by Machines of Love and Grace (2011) Part 1 "The Rise... read more
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