This film by Adam Curtis is a look back over the last 40 years to give an idea of how the world is where it is today. People seemed confused, scared, angry and powerless in many societies worldwide. Curtis finds interesting points on the timeline to connect events and people whose agenda was to lead us to a time and place where nothing seems real, nothing is trusted and nothing is being done.

It’s a rather long film (just under 3 hours) and a lot to consider. Of course, it’s not a comprehensive complete picture of everything that’s happened but I think Curtis did a nice job selecting his spots and created a narrative that’s compelling. If nothing else it’s a good primer if you are understandably confused about the world at the moment. Whether you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with his premises, it should point you in directions to do your own research.

Well worth your time.