"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." - Adam Curtis
Curtis's best known and most critically acclaimed work, The Century of the Self traces a thread from the publication of Sigmund Freud's theories of the mind through their development and exploitation at the hands of his American nephew, Edward Bernays, the founder of public relations, and the resulting creation of the modern "self" as the primary agent of contemporary society.
Originally presented as a four-part mini-series on BBC, we'll be presenting the film in its entirety with a brief intermission.
Part 1 - Happiness Machines
Part 2 - The Engineering of Consent
Part 3 - There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed
Part 4 - Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering
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