The trailer for Adam Curtis’ new documentary is here. Titled Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World, the six-part series will explore the power structures and global forces that have led to today’s bizarre world.
Shared on Twitter by Last Days of August host Jon Ronson, the teaser opens: “Power isn’t always where it seems.” The clip offers a glimpse at the stories which will be explored, including those of civil rights activist Michael X, writer and political dissident Edward Limonov, communist revolutionary Jiang Qing, and rapper Tupac Shakur.
“If you want to change the world, you have to know how power mutated, and how we let it into our heads,” the trailer concludes.
According to a synopsis, Can’t Get You Out of My Head will trace the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, the history of China, opium and opioids, the history of artificial intelligence, and melancholy over the loss of empire, and love and power.
“These strange days did not just happen,” Curtis said in a statement. “We – and those in power – created them together.”
Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World will premiere on BBC iPlayer on February 11. Watch the trailer below.
My friend Adam Curtis has made this trail for his imminent new series 'Can't Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World.' The trail is exclusive to this tweet and will exist nowhere else! I love the series and its wild range of stories. pic.twitter.com/jCe8FqM8H6