Adam Curtis’ latest BBC documentary is an unbelievable journey down the rabbit hole of the fake world we all know we live in but cannot quite articulate. Nobody can explain the Matrix like Adam Curtis.
HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.
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.
HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion – where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – and have no idea what to do. HyperNormalisation dives into our dissociative experience of reality And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control – from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them. The film shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us, we accept it as normal.
This one is too good not to share the full documentary in HD. No idea how long this will stay up: