"The film has been made specially for iplayer - and is a giant narrative spanning forty years, with an extraordinary cast of characters. They include the Assad dynasty, Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, Patti Smith, the early performance artists in New York, President Putin, intelligent machines, Japanese gangsters, suicide bombers - and the extraordinary untold story of the rise, fall, rise again, and finally the assassination of Colonel Gaddafi.Hopefully it includes my favourite line of his "but this was a fantasy" with a jump cut to footage of 60s hipsters and the music of Devo.
"All these stories are woven together to show how today’s fake and hollow world was created. Part of it was done by those in power - politicians, financiers and technological utopians. Rather than face up to the real complexities of the world, they retreated. And instead constructed a simpler version of the world in order to hang onto power."
TV Documentarian Adam Curtis has updated his blog for the first time in two years (removing the "This page has been archived and is no longer updated." banner from the top) to advertise his new iPlayer documentary "Hypernormalisation" which judging by the trailer seems to be about "How Trump happened."
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016