The Chicago Sessions

On 06/17/2012, in Finance & Economics, Philosophy, Politics & Law, by thomas

Widely known philosopher and University of Chicago Law School professor Martha Nussbaum explores the ethical implications of the financial crisis during three sessions with a group of ten law and philosophy students.

Zeitgeist: Moving forward 2011

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is the third and final installment in Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist film trilogy. The film is arranged into four successive parts. Within each part is an amalgam of interviews, narration and animated sequences: Part 1: The discussion turns to human behavior and the nature vs. nurture debate. This portion begins with a small clip with Robert Sapolskysumming […]

Psywar

On 03/02/2012, in History, Media, Politics & Law, by admin

This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class. Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), […]

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The Century of the Self

On 01/22/2011, in Media, Politics & Law, Psychology, by wouter

The Century of the Self is a British television documentary film that focuses on the family of Sigmund Freud, particularly his daughter and nephew,‭ ‬who influenced the way corporations and governments throughout the‭ ‬20th century have thought about,‭ ‬and dealt with,‭ ‬people.[1] Episodes Happiness Machines The Engineering of Consent There is a Policeman Inside All […]

 

The Mayfair Set

On 01/22/2011, in Finance & Economics, Politics & Law, by wouter

The Mayfair Set is a series of programmes produced by Adam Curtis for the BBC, first broadcast in the summer of 1999. The programme looked at how buccaneer capitalists of hot money were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and […]

 

The Living Dead

On 01/22/2011, in Politics & Law, Psychology, by wouter

The Livng Dead, Three Films About the Power of the Past was the second major documentary series made by British film-maker Adam Curtis. This series investigated the way that history and memory (both national and individual) have been used by politicians and others. It was transmitted on BBC Two in the spring of 1995.   Summary of episodes: 1. […]

 

Pandora’s box

On 01/21/2011, in Politics & Law, Psychology, Technology R&D, by wouter

Pandora’s Box, subtitled A fable from the age of science, is a six part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism. The episodes deal, in order, with communism in The Soviet Union, systems analysis and game theory during the Cold War, economy in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, the insecticide DDT, Kwame Nkrumah‘s […]