More on Loop Project Presents #1

Thanks everyone who came to the first Loop Project Presents last Sunday evening. There was a good turnout and a thought-provoking discussion after the documentary. We’re looking forward to the next one – more details coming soon.

As we mentioned, we only showed the first part of the documentary on Sunday, to watch the next 3 parts try looking on Google Video. Here is a link to part 2. It’s not difficult to find the rest.

Once you’ve worked through that documentary, why not give another of Adam Curtis’ documentaries a watch? The Power of Nightmares looks at how politicians have used our fears to increase power and control over society. It looks at the development of the American neo-Conservative movement through over the course of the last few decades. “The Trap” looks at the concept of freedom and specifically “”how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today’s idea of freedom.” (Thanks wikipedia)

Both perfect for family viewing over the Christmas period!

Curtis also has a blog on the BBC website which he uses to observe and discuss footage he has found in the archives. It’s a really interesting mix of stuff that he posts up so would recommend subscribing to it. I quite enjoyed this 1970s documentary about the hell’s angels and their mini-break on a canal barge!

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