CTVA UK - "The Century of The Self" (BBC)(2002)

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The Century of The Self  (2002)  
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THE  CENTURY OF THE SELF
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 RDF Media Production for BBC Television (BBC2)
Executive Producer Stephen Lambert
Produced, Written & Directed by Adam CurtIs

UK Documentary Series 2002    4 episodes x 60 min

Premise:
4-Part Documentary series on the rise of Consumerism.

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1.1 [--] The Century of The Self: HAPPINESS MACHINES
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 1 of 6
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 2 of 6
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 3 of 6
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 4 of 6
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 5 of 6
The Century Of The Self - Happiness Machines 6 of 6

The relationship between the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and his nephew, Edward Bernays,
who invented the profession of public relations.

1.2 [--] The Century of The Self: THE ENGINEERING OF CONSENT
The Century Of The Self - The Engineering of Consent 1 of 6
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A look at how the theories of Sigmund Freud about the subconscious, which gained wider acceptance in
the 1940s and 1950s through the work of Freud's daughter, Anna, and his nephew, Edward Bernays,
were used by big business and various agencies, including the CIA, in the US to try and develop
mind-control techniques in order to influence the thoughts of the American people. Those in power
believed that the only way to make democracy work and thereby create a stable society was to repress
the savage barbarism that lurked beneath the surface of the normal member of society.

1.3 [--] The Century of The Self:
THERE IS A POLICEMAN INSIDE ALL OUR HEADS - HE MUST BE DESTROYED
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Looks at a radical group of psychotherapists in the US in the 1960s who challenged the predominance
of Freudian theory, and were inspired by Wilhlem Reich, a former pupil of Freud. Reich believed that
the inner self should be encouraged to express itself and did not need to be controlled and repressed.
This move towards individualism was soon seized upon by American corporations, keen to sell people
ways of expressing their new individuality.

1.4 [--] The Century of The Self: EIGHT PEOPLE SIPPING WINE IN KETTERING
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Looks at how the Labour Party in Britain and the Democrats in the USA have sought to gain power
through the use of focus groups invented by psychoanalysts to fulfil the desires of the inner self.

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