Preview: HyperNormalisation


“We live in a world where the powerful deceive us. We know they lie. They know we know they lie. They don’t care. We say we care but we do nothing. And nothing ever changes. It’s normal. Welcome to the post-truth world.”

From the creator of The Power of Nightmares, All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace and Bitter Lake, comes Adam Curtis’s latest film for the BBC. Debuting on the iPlayer, Curtis examines what claims to be our current situation, in which those in power have no idea what do to, and why both politics and we the public cannot understand the situations going on around us, because we have retreated to a simplified, fake version of the world.

Curtis’s film looks back at 40 years of recent history, covering Donald Trump, Patti Smith, Vladimir Putin, the yakuza and Colonel Gaddafi.

HyperNormalisation debuts on BBC iPlayer at 21.00 on Sunday 16th October.