Created by Adam Curtis, Hypernormalisation takes a look at the current western political shift towards radicalization and the effects of it in our societies.

These times are marked by tumultuousity; the political landscapes are shifted to the extremes and the events which keep happening are seemingly inexplicable and out of control.

Donald Trump is celebrated as the next US president, Brexit marks the UK splitting from the EU, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And some of those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – while others thrive in the chaos.

This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand some of these events.

It shows how the majority in the Western countries 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.

But there is another world outside.

Forces that politicians tried to forget and bury forty years ago – that then festered and mutated – but which are now turning on us with a vengeful fury.

They are piercing though the wall of our fake world with a multitude of ideological and mass psychology means, formulating a long string of confusion as to what is really true.

By spear pointing these seeds of chaos, fake news and the like, democratic countries, where everyone has a voice, have begun fighting themselves on the basis of ignorance and feelings rather than what data documents as truth.

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  • Release date2016
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  • Director(s)Adam Curtis
  • Production companyBBC