The Power of Nightmares
Release Date: October 20th, 2004
Not Yet Rated|2 hr. 37 min.
Fundamentalist Islam and neo-conservatism seem to be at odds, but filmmaker Adam Curtis asserts that the two have more in common than one might think. In this documentary, Curtis compares the outlooks of American academic Leo Strauss and Egyptian civil servant Sayyid Qutb, each of whom rebelled against American individualism to form their respective movements. Their shared message is that fear unites, be it during the Cold War or today's War on Terror.
Director: Adam Curtis
Distributor: BBC Enterprises Limited [gb]