I recently discovered a British documentarian named Adam Curtis. His latest documentary, which is a six-part series entitled Can’t Get You Out of My Head was released mid-February 2021. There was so much covered within the first part that I wound up watching it twice last night. I plan on watching the second and third part very soon.
The documentary covers numerous global historical events and individuals, that have had quite an impact/influence on the current state of society.
The opening. Video footage depicting numerous protests going on around the world, with narration explaining the rising frustration directed toward the wealthy elite. I thought this introduction undoubtedly captured the last few years of what is actually going on here on Earth. Shit is falling apart.
Favourite Historical Person Introduced:
Micheal de Freitas. His story seems very interesting. It seems as though he had a lot to do with the Black Power movement in London. I don’t know anything about the struggles of black people in England. From what I know about basic human traits I could conjecture that the fact that the British Empire stretched out as far as it did, there must have been resistance from citizens of England when brown immigrants from India, the Caribbean and so on started flooding in. No different than America with its criticisms on immigration currently.
Or I guess any country’s citizens afraid of their own erasure.
When I was watching the scene and there are a horde of English citizens holding an immigration reform protest in London. Gazing at the protester’s scowling, snarling faces; I couldn’t help but think of all the other groups, in history, of people that were terrified of their new neighbours that unexpectedly showed up. In many cases those terrified people were slaughtered.
No matter how much we try to convince ourselves we are different from others, believe me in the end some of our worst traits are identical.
Didn’t mean to turn this into a soapbox rant. Anyway this documentary is worth watching.
Wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can%27t_Get_You_Out_of_My_Head_(TV_series)