Kevin Adam Curtis (born 26 May 1955), better known as Adam Curtis, is an English documentary filmmaker. Curtis says that his favourite theme is "power and how it works in society", and his works explore areas of sociology, philosophy and political history.He describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded upon through the medium of film. His films have won three BAFTAs. He has been closely associated with the BBC throughout his career.
The Century of the Self is a British television documentary series by Adam Curtis, released in 2002. It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people.
The Century Of The Self 1 of 4 Happiness Machines (17 March 2002) from Erich Nolan Bertussi on Vimeo.
The Century Of The Self 2 of 4 The Engineering of Consent (24 March 2002) from Erich Nolan Bertussi on Vimeo.
The Century Of the Self 3 of 4 There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads He Must Be Destroyed (31 March 2002) from Erich Nolan Bertussi on Vimeo.