Adam Curtis is the leading figure in contemporary audiovisual essay. His films and series, as lucid as they are revealing, show the operation of power, its winding architecture, and how it marks both present-day geopolitics and us.
This cycle, curated by Chema González, brings together almost the entire body of work of this English journalist and producer, re-editing the vast archives of the BBC. The films are screened in remastered copies accompanied by presentations and debates about Curtis’s work.
In this television series, Curtis looks at the way political tension was fanned during the Cold War, from the propagandistic use of nuclear power to technocratic rationalism, game theory and Communist secrecy.
Episode 1: The Engineers’ Plot, 1992, 45 min
Episode 2: To the Brink of Eternity, 1992, 45 min
Episode 3: The League of Gentlemen, 1992, 45 min