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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Here are some free societal documentaries:

http://freedocumentaries.org/index.php?ct=31

There are many more documentaries hosted for free on this site, but this section deals with those pertaining to our modern society. Therapy, advertising, marketing to teens, etc.

Ones I recommend:

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Century of Self, Episode 1: Happiness Machines

"Century of the Self" tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? Episode 1 discusses how Freuds theories started the industry of public relations.

Watch Film/Trailer • 58 minutes


Century of Self, Episode 2: The Engineering of Consent

"Century of the Self" tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? Epsideo 2 discusses how WWII affected how the U.S. government and corporations regarded citizens.

Watch Film/Trailer • 59 minutes


Century of Self, Episode 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed

"Century of the Self" tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? Episode 3 discusses the backlash to Freud’s ideology and how corporations used this new philosophy for their own gain.

Watch Film/Trailer • 59 minutes


Century of Self, Episode 4: Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering

"Century of the Self" tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? Episode 4 discusses how Clinton and Blair used Freudian techniques to get elected and how it changed policies.

Watch Film/Trailer • 59 minutes


PBS Frontline: Merchants of Cool

It is no surprise that the lucrative teen market is pursued by corporate America. What might surprise you is how aggressively and covertly they pursue this market as well as what effect they have.

Watch Film/Trailer • 55 minutes


The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? Episode 1: F**k You Buddy

This episode shows how in the 1990s politicians from both the right and the left tried to extend an idea of freedom based Game Theory, a system which reduced people to calculating, self-interested robots led by incentives rather than any idea of public duty. Would this work?

Watch Film/Trailer • 59 minutes


The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? Episode 2: The Lonely Robot

This series looks at individuality and freedom and how these concepts have shaped our society. How did a new found addiction to numbers and statistics change our society to be highly dependent on psychological drugs? What happens when a politician focuses more on what society wants rather than what society needs?

Watch Film/Trailer • 59 minutes


The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? Episode 3: We Will Force You To Be Free

This series looks at individuality and freedom and how these concepts have shaped our society. In the quest for freedom what differentiates the oppressors from the oppressed? Is it possible that one might have nothing but the best intentions for freeing a people but their actions creates tyranny? If so, how does this happen?


I mentioned these on a different section of the site at one point, but I'm mentioning them again here because they are somewhat topical for understanding how advertising, mass media and consumerism works and how it's evolved over the last century.


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