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Xcèntric 2018

Adam Curtis. A natural history of power. Session 3

Neocon policies



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.

Neocon policies, Ayn Rand’s individualistic objectivism and Silicon Valley conspired at the end of the last century to promote an implacable attack on the state and the general good, in favour of self-regulation and meritocracy.



All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace:

Episode 1: Love and Power, 2011, 60 min

Episode 2: The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts, 2011, 60 min

Episode 3: The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey, 2011, 60 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.

Directors: Adam Curtis

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