The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.
Its three one-hour parts consist mostly
of a montage of archive footage with Curtis's narration. The series
was first broadcast in the United Kingdom in late 2004 and has
subsequently been broadcast in multiple countries and shown in
several film festivals, including the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
More controversially, it argues that the
threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of
destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth
perpetrated by politicians in many countries - and particularly
American Neo-Conservatives - in an attempt to unite and inspire
their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian
11 years later this 'strategy' has escalated... and has never been more crucial to comprehend.