The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? (2007)

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The Trap is a series of three films by Bafta-winning producer Adam Curtis (The Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares) that explains the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom. It shows how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today's idea of freedom. In the first episode, Curtis examines the rise of game theory during the Cold War and the way in which its mathematical models of human behavior filtered into economic thought. Filmmaker Adam Curtis has also directed: The Century of Self (2002), The Power of Nightmares (2004), All Watched Over by Machines of Love and Grace (2011). Part 2: The Lonely Robot Adam Curtis continues his series of films explaining the origins of our contemporary, narrow and limited idea of... read more
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