The Power of Nightmares (2005)

The Power of Nightmares
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 3hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords political, terrorism
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Adam Curtis Director n/a 2 2000001
Adam Curtis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Peter Horrocks Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Stephen Lambert Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Adam Curtis Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lucy Kelsall Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tamer Osman Editor n/a 172 7000001
A look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world--and that much of that fear is based on an illusion. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives, and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.