HyperNormalisation (with Adam Curtis in person)

“Those in power in society – the politicians, the journalists, the experts – maintain their power by telling us stories about the world. Those stories tell us what is true and what is false, what is right and wrong, and what is real – and what is illusion. But there come times when these stories begin to break down. And people start to distrust those in power – and their definition of what is real and what is fake. At that point you enter the Zone. HyperNormalisation tells the story of how we got to this place. It is also about the new systems of power that we cannot see – because we are trapped inside the Zone.” -Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis’s acclaimed 2016 BBC documentary tells a story that begins in 1975 in New York and Damascus, and ends with today’s world. Curtis masterfully edits found footage to investigate how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and other power brokers construct new realities.

Dir. Adam Curtis, 2016, DCP, 166 min.