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Can’t get you out of my head

About this documentary Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World is a six-part BBC documentary television series created by Adam Curtis. It was released on BBC iPlayer on 11 February 2021. Kevin Adam Curtis is an English documentary filmmaker. Curtis was a relatively conventional documentary producer for the BBC throughout the 1980s and into …

5 Filters of Mass Media

About this documentary According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. A production by #MediaTheorised, an online project by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post. Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Designed and animated by Pierangelo Pirak. Sources: Our interpretation: …

Game changers

About this documentary The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. It covers multiple success stories of plant-based athletes, references scientific studies, and touches on other arguments for plant-based diets that extend to non-athletes. It received generally positive reviews by viewers and endorsement by several health organizations, among them the American College of …

The social dilemma

About this documentary The Social Dilemma is a 2020 American docudrama film directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. It explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining, how its design is …

Planned obsolescence

About this documentary This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail. Directed by Cosima Dannoritzer. Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: ‘A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business’ (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence …

An inconvenient truth

About this documentary Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. Since the film’s release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of global warming …

Zeitgeist

About this documentary Zeitgeist is a series of three documentary films released between 2007 and 2011 that present a number of conspiracy theories, as well as proposals for broad social and economic changes. The films, Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007), Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008) and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011) are all directed by Peter Joseph. Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon …

Requiem for the American Dream

About this documentary Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class. The New York Times about this documentary: “Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been …

GMO OMG

About this documentary Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being …

Surveillance Capitalism

About this documentary Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff wrote a monumental book about the new economic order that is alarming. “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” reveals how the biggest tech companies deal with our data. How do we regain control of our data? What is surveillance capitalism? In this documentary, Zuboff takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a …