The Trap – F*ck You Buddy & The Lonely Robot

Adam Curtis / 2007 / UK

A series of films exploring the contemporary concept of freedom.

F*CK YOU BUDDY

/ 60 min

Adam Curtis argues that the traditional model of freedom was derived from ideas and techniques developed by nuclear strategists during the Cold War.

THE LONELY ROBOT

/ 60 min

Adam Curtis examines how politicians in the 1990s applied ideas based upon the freedom of the market to the whole of society. The assumption was that people act like simplified robots and were rational calculating machines whose behaviour can be predicted by numbers.

 

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