Century of the Self 1

Do you know how they played with our minds?

Happiness Machines: the story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays who invented Public Relations in the 1920s, being the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses

Tags Consumerism, Culture, Psychology

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    Century of the Self 2

    The Engineering of Consent

    Explore how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses. Politicians and planners came to believe Freud's underlying premise that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires.

  • Century of the Self 3

    Century of the Self 3

    There is a Policeman Inside All our Heads

    And he must be destroyed! In the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian ideas, which lead to the creation of a new political movement that sought to create new people, free of the psychological conformity that had been implanted in people's minds by business and politics.

  • Century of the Self 4

    Century of the Self 4

    Eight People Sipping Wine

    How politicians turned to the same techniques used by business in order to read and manipulate the inner desires of the masses. Both New Labor with Tony Blair and the Democrats led by Bill Clinton, used the focus group which had been invented by psychoanalysts in order to regain power.

  • Consuming Kids

    Consuming Kids

    Do you know how they program our kids?

    This film throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. It pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

    • Category: People
    • Level: Medium
  • Culture in Decline 1

    Culture in Decline 1

    What Democracy?

    30 minute episodes by Peter Joseph, creator of Zeitgeist. A Nice reality check of the most pressing social and cultural issues. A gentle but firm wake-up call.
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  • Culture in Decline 2

    Culture in Decline 2

    Economics 101

    This show deals with the subject of Economic Calculation, Market Rationale and its effects, along with considerations of the Scientific Principles of Sustainability, and features long winded and generally insulting rhetoric, a special guest Gremlin, CID’s “Man on the Street” and the return of the evil peach-suit capitalist.
  • Culture in Decline 6

    Culture in Decline 6

    Tale of Two Worlds

    Dr. Peter Joseph shows off his fresh new Time Machine, guiding the audience through a vision of two possible futures. The first exploring the current trends that just may lead us all into vast new levels of decline; The second showing what the world could be…if anyone actually gave a damn to make it happen.

  • Culture in Decline III

    Culture in Decline III

    Consumption Vanity Disorder

    30 minute episodes by Peter Joseph, creator of Zeitgeist. A Nice reality check of the most pressing social and cultural issues. A gentle but firm wake-up call.

  • Culture in Decline V

    Culture in Decline V

    Baby Go Boom

    30 minute episodes by Peter Joseph, creator of Zeitgeist. A Nice reality check of the most pressing social and cultural issues. A gentle but firm wake-up call.

  • Fed Up

    Fed Up

    Do you know how society got so fat?

    An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it. Covers GMO, monoculture, big money, corruption and how easy it is to grow good food.

  • Helende Hennep

    Helende Hennep

    Do you know about the healing powers of Hemp?

    Dutch lecture about the awesomeness of this versatile plant.

    • Category: People
    • Level: Medium
  • Inequality for All

    Inequality for All

    What about equality?

    A documentary about the income gap in the States. Gives a good insight how a society is affected by inequality.

  • McCullin

    McCullin

    How much can man bear?

    The story of the greatest living war photographer.
    Seeing and looking at what other cannot bear to see is what his life was all about.

    • Category: People
    • Level: Medium
  • The Calling

    The Calling

    Don't you think it's time to wake up?

    Great summary of various subjects, connecting many dots. The focus lies on our global power structure and how it's maintained, but also on encouraging and empowering viewers to start doing something.

  • The Trap I

    The Trap I

    F**k you buddy

    In this episode, Curtis examines the rise of game theory used during the Cold War and the way in which its mathematical models of human behavior filtered into economic thought.

  • The Trap II

    The Trap II

    The Lonely Robot

    The second episode develops the theme that lists of psychological symptoms which might indicate anxiety or depression were being used to normalize behavior and make humans behave more predictably, like machines. This was not presented as a conspiracy theory, but as a logical (although unpredicted) outcome of market-driven self-diagnosis by checklist, discussed in the previous program.
  • Zeitgeist III

    Zeitgeist III

    Isn't it time to move forward?

    The last episode of the brilliant series. This one summarizes current global affairs and offers sollutions and a possible future.

  • the Economy of Health

    the Economy of Health

    ItMatters

    Our presentation at the Nieuwe Anita, 27-09