The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear is a BBC television documentary series by Adam Curtis. It mainly consists of archive footage, with Curtis narrating. The series was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom in 2004. read more

The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear is a BBC television documentary series by Adam Curtis. It mainly consists of archive footage, with Curtis narrating. The series was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom in 2004. It has subsequently been aired in multiple countries and shown at various film festivals, including the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Original Release

10/20/2004 on BBC

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Cast

Osama Bin Laden Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan Himself (archive footage)
Gilles Kepel Himself - Historian of Islamist Movement
William Kristol Himself
John Kerry Himself (archive footage)
Leo Strauss Himself
Ayman Al-Zawahiri Himself (archive footage) (as Ayman Zawahiri)
Sayyid Qutb Himself (archive footage)
William Casey Himself (archive footage)
Vladimir Pozner Himself
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Baby It's Cold Outside Wednesday, 20 October 2004
2 The Phantom Victory Wednesday, 27 October 2004
3 The Shadows in the Cave Wednesday, 03 November 2004

Directors

Adam Curtis

Writers

Adam Curtis

Cast

Osama Bin Laden Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan Himself (archive footage)
Gilles Kepel Himself - Historian of Islamist Movement
William Kristol Himself
John Kerry Himself (archive footage)
Leo Strauss Himself
Ayman Al-Zawahiri Himself (archive footage) (as Ayman Zawahiri)
Sayyid Qutb Himself (archive footage)
William Casey Himself (archive footage)
Vladimir Pozner Himself
Stephen Holmes Himself - Political Philosopher (as Professor Stephen Holmes)
Saddam Hussein Himself (archive footage)
Jack Wheeler Himself
Vincent Cannistraro Himself
Anne Cahn Herself
Ali Haroun Himself
Stanley Rosen Himself
Fouad Allam Himself
Abdullah Anas Himself
Milton Bearden Himself

Producers

Stephen Lambert Executive Producer
Emanuele Pasquale Executive Producer
Peter Horrocks Executive Producer
Adam Curtis Producer
Lucy Kelsall Producer
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