Bad Vibes Club: Bitter Lake
Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis – leaving us bewildered and disorientated. Bitter Lake is a new, adventurous and epic film, made for the BBC iPlayer by Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can’t really see the world any longer.
Bitter Lake is 2hr 17mins long. We will start screening the film promptly at 7:30pm, finishing just before 10pm.
Adam Curtis, is an English documentary filmmaker. His best-known work is The Century of the Self (2002), a film in which he argues that Sigmund Freud’s theories of the unconscious shaped the development of public relations and advertising. Curtis says that his favourite theme is “power and how it works in society”, and his works explore areas of sociology, philosophy and political history.
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