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Xcèntric 2018

Adam Curtis. A natural history of power. Session 4

Bitter Lake



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.

The West’s conflict with radical Islamism seemed to emerge from nowhere after the Cold War, but, as Curtis shows us in this documentary, these frictions form part of a narrative and a theatre of war that have been latent for decades.

Bitter Lake, 2015, 136 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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