Title: The Century of the Self
Director: Adam Curtis
Cast: Martin Bergmann, Ann Bernays, Werner Erhard, Leopold Löwenthal
Duration: 240 min.
Plot: A thought provoking, four part documentary describing how Freudian and post-Freudian ideas about human nature were adopted by corporations and politicians to manipulate society and public values in the 20th Century. There is a particular focus on the influence of Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays, the inventor of public relations, on American culture, business and politics.