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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear Details

  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2004
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 37 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Adam Curtis
  • Cast:Adam Curtis.

FULL SYNOPSIS

Political proverb states that a population in fear is a population that is easily controlled. In this documentary exploring the climate of fear that existed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, filmmaker [[Performer~P367398~Adam Curtis~adamcurtis]] explores the possibility that Western neoconservatives used anxiety as a tool to manipulate the masses into behaving in a predictable and controllable manner. By claiming that contemporary Western Democracy relies more on propagating the myth of an all-powerful al-Qaeda just waiting for the right time to strike rather than focusing on domestic issues and the bettering of the people, as previous generations of politicians had done, [[Performer~P367398~Curtis~adamcurtis]] suggests that Washington is intentionally manipulating the population into a defensive stance that gives those in charge more power than necessary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 20, 2004

Cast

Adam Curtis
as Narrator

Crew

Adam Curtis
Director
Adam Curtis
Producer
Adam Curtis
Screenwriter
Lucy Kelsall
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Featured Music
Donovan
Featured Music
Charles Ives
Featured Music
Brian Eno
Featured Music
Tamer Osman
Editor
Stephen Lambert
Executive Producer
Peter Horrocks
Executive Producer
Niall Podson
Sound/Sound Designer
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