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Power of Nightmares

This highly revealing BBC documentary digs deep into the roots of the war on terror, only to find that much of the widespread fear in the post-9/11 world has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests.

The intrepid BBC team presents highly informative interviews with experts and top officials in combating terrorism who raise serious questions about who is behind all of the fear mongering. These experts and riveting footage also show how the media have been manipulated to support secret power agendas.

This eye-opening documentary shows that, especially after 9/11, fear has been used widely in the media to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning over power to elite groups with their own hidden agendas.

The Power of Nightmares clearly demonstrates that the nightmare vision of a powerful, united terrorist organization waiting to strike our societies is largely an illusion. Wherever the BBC team looked for al-Qaeda, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the sleeper cells in America, they found that we are chasing a phantom enemy. For all citizens who care about the future of our world, this is a must-watch video.

Three Parts to the BBC Documentary Power of Nightmares

Each episode is one hour. If you have time for only one, Part 3 is recommended.

Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (60 minutes)

Click here to watch all three episodes of Power of Nightmares on ThoughtMaybe.

For an excellent review of this film in the Los Angeles Times, click here.

For a full written transcript of each part: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

For more transcripts, audio and video downloads, and other excellent information on the documentary, click here.

To order all three parts of Power of Nightmares on one DVD, click here.

Another excellent, highly revealing BBC/Adam Curtis documentary, Century of the Self, delves into the history of mass propaganda and its power to shape public perception. Click here to watch it free.

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