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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

From Falsity Everything Follows: Readings and Thoughts about Bitter Lake

From Falsity Everything Follows:  
Readings and Thoughts about Bitter Lake

About the Documentary:

“Bitter Lake” is an alternative media documentary directed by Adam Curtis and it  was first aired at BBC iplayer on January 25th, 2015. The documentary talks about the relationship of Afghanistan with the West represented by USA, Middle East represented by Saudi Arabia, and Russia.

The Origin

The West, as most of civilizations, is striving on to depict the version of reality that it wants to spread over the world. A reality that is, to no surprise, adapted to fit the framework of the millennium objectives many USA-related institutions are tinkering with. Within the context of this legacy,  Adam laboured to do that in a form of new model of hybrid reality TV show he called Bitter Lake that represents Great Bitter Lake, a site where The King Abdulaziz met with Roosevelt in the aftermath of Second World War. In Bitter Lakes, Adam Curtis tries to approach Afghanistan affair from an existentialist way where the world that affects our thinking is no longer meaningful and we, the viewers, doers, onlookers, suffer from that disorientation on deciding what is true and what is not. In this project, he also sets aims to infantilize the reductionists outcomes who simplify world’s problems; he does that by offering a mesmerising music background  and offering a novel paradigm of power play dynamics.