Bitter Lake

a Film by Adam Curtis

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02gyz6b/adam-curtis-bitter-lake

(medium.com teaser)

Increasingly, we live in a world where nothing makes sense.

Events come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain.

Those in power tell stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality.

But those stories are increasingly unconvincing and hollow.

Excuse me I am Lost.

This is a film about why those stories have stopped making sense.

And how that led us in the West to become a dangerous and destructive force in the world.

It is told through the prism of a country at the centre of the world Afghanistan.

Who are you?

Lashkar Gah airstrip 1946.

In 1946, American engineers, along with wives and families, began to arrive at dusty airstrip in Helmand in southern Afghanistan.