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To the Boxset - Hypernormalisation

  • Jeremiah's Taproom

    7-8 Elm Row EH7 4AA, Edinburgh (map)

    55.958466 -3.183563

  • In the bar
  • Watch Hypernormalisation here from the iplayer for free. Please note we are only discussing the film, not watching it on the night. Thursday nights at Jeremiahs are for drinking and socialising, as well as talking nonsense about film and television.

    'HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion - where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - and have no idea what to do.

    And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control - from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

    'The film shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West - not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves - have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us, we accept it as normal.'

    Other recommended Adam Curtis films are: The Power of Nighmares and The Century of the Self.

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  • Neil B.
    Number Two, Assistant Organizer,
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    Still like all films, apart from the ones with Adam Sandler in it, they're rubbish (excepting... more

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    From Edinburgh originally, but spent too many years living in London. Now I'm back... more

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