Thursday, February 08, 2007
This is the First part episode, click on the episode´s name to see the 2nd and the 3rd
The highly controversial documentary filmThe Power of Dreams is a three hours documentary by Adam Curtis , where he criticizes the ruling by fear strategy, which is applied widely in the political scene nowadays. The idea of this documentary is based on the fact that “Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us: from nightmares”.
The documentary analysis’s is one of the best I have ever seen, interestingly enough, he compares between Neo-conservatism and radical Islamic movements and shows that they share the same view of the world but from different angles, he goes on analyzing the rise of both currents in the world and showing the clash between them.
The documentary is in three parts, the first one named Baby it’s cold outside covers the era between the fifties and the eighties, the rise of the neo-conservatism in USA and the radical Islam in the Middle East, the second part The phantom victory emphasizes the mujaheddin war against Russia, and how at that time, these mujaheddin movements and USA had a common enemy which was the “communist Russia”. The third part The shadows in the cave covers the 9/11 attacks and how these two currents, radical Islam and Neo-conservatism, came to a clash between them.
It is a great documentary covering a very interesting topic, which its implications and consequences are shaping our century.
Highly recommended, by moi ;)