The Power of Nightmares


3h 2005

Brief Synopsis

A look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world--and that much of that fear is based on an illusion. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives, and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of

Film Details

Also Known As
Power of Nightmares, Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bbc Films; PathT International

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

A look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world--and that much of that fear is based on an illusion. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives, and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

Film Details

Also Known As
Power of Nightmares, Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bbc Films; PathT International

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 2005

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005

Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 11-22, 2005.

Film is comprised of three hourlong episodes--"Baby, It's Cold Outside," "The Phantom Victory," and "The Shadows in the Cave."

Released in United States May 2005 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 11-22, 2005.)

Released in United States Winter December 9, 2005