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Xcèntric 2018

Adam Curtis. A natural history of power. Session 12

Lessons on journalism



Adam Curtis is the leading figure in contemporary audiovisual essay. His films and series, as lucid as they are revealing, show the operation of power, its winding architecture, and how it marks both present-day geopolitics and us.

Some lessons on journalism. In Every Day Is Like Sunday, Curtis reviews the figure of Cecil King, the British press baron before Murdoch, who definitively changed the relation between politics, the media and the public.Presentation with Berta Barbet Porta.


Every Day Is Like Sunday, 2011, 45 min

Oh Dearism I, 2009, 7 min

Oh Dearism II, 2014, 5 min

Murdoch’s Revolution, 2010, 5 min

Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist, 2007, 4 min

Richard Nixon: Paranoia and Moral Panics, 2010, 6 min


This cycle, curated by Chema González, brings together almost the entire body of work of this English journalist and producer, re-editing the vast archives of the BBC. The films are screened in remastered copies accompanied by presentations and debates about Curtis’s work.

Presenters: Berta Barbet Porta

Directors: Adam Curtis

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