Filmtipp zum Wochenende: Bitter Lake

Nicht nur im Lichte von ISIS, Paris und – demnächst – der Bundeswehr in Syrien: Eine kurze Geschichte, wie alles mit allem zusammenhängt – “Bitter Lake” von Adam Curtis, im Januar 2015 für die BBC produziert, neuerdings auch auf YouTube zu haben externer Link   (englisch). Dazu aus der Ankündigung bei der BBC externer Link: “… Bitter Lake is a new, adventurous and epic film by Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can’t really see the world any longer. The narrative goes all over the world, America, Britain, Russia and Saudi Arabia – but the country at the heart of it is Afghanistan. Because Afghanistan is the place that has confronted our politicians with the terrible truth – that they cannot understand what is going on any longer. The film reveals the forces that over the past thirty years rose up and undermined the confidence of politics to understand the world. And it shows the strange, dark role that Saudi Arabia has played in this. But Bitter Lake is also experimental. Curtis has taken the unedited rushes of everything that the BBC has ever shot in Afghanistan – and used them in new and radical ways…