SK Docs: Hypernormalisation

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This is a wonderful documentary by Adam Curtis, done for the BBC.

It took me forever to actually watch the entire thing since it runs for a whopping two hours and forty six minutes (2:46).


I tried to watch this in bed, but kept falling asleep because of the lovely and soothing voiceover.

I’d be able to watch say 10-15 mins of it and then pass out.

After trying that for several days (and miserably failing eds.) I decided to cut the documentary into portions and watch those separately.

There is a trailer here.

It has a lovely, arty kind of spooky and dreamy feel to it.

I don’t want to give too much away, so I will just to a very brief synopsis.

The documentary deals with the way we are made to believe the strangest, most bizarre happenings are “normal”.

It’s about how populations are misled by leaders, often chasing their own fantasies of grandeur.

It does this by analysing the interactions between the US (the West) and Syria (Middle East) from 1973 to the present.

This is not some geopolitics slash war documentary, it’s much, much more.

You can watch the entire documentary here in full HD.

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