This is a wonderful new two-hour film that covers & integrates a very wide range of topics. It consists mainly of often-stunning historical archive footage, interspersed with a number of fantastic speakers, some of them more-or less famous (Noam Chomsky, Michael Albert, John Taylor Gatto, Howard Zinn, etc.) but many of them previously unknown to me (e.g., George Ritzer, author of The McDonaldization of Society, and the educational theorist Alfie Kohn).
What this film achieves is precisely the kind of thing that bloody Adam Curtis gets praised incessantly for doing yet never actually does because he is quite simply several miles up his own arse.
The whole thing can be viewed for free at the filmmakers' own website, Metanoia:
“Brilliant… Riveting… The amount of material the filmmaker covers and unifies is astounding… Human Resources diagnoses the 20th century.”
- Stephen Soldz, Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility
"Powerful… Must See… It will leave you spellbound.”
- Andrew Goliszek, Author, In the Name of Science:
A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation
“An important work…terrifying in its implications…. Human Resources is a must see for those of us who still take democracy seriously.”
- Bruce E. Levine, Author Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy
“It scared the shit out of me…A powerful and methodical dissection of the dominant culture.”
- Derrick Jensen, Author, Endgame
“A masterful examination of the mechanization of human existence… It is a rare occasion when watching a film can help open not only our eyes, but our minds.”
- Andrew Marshall, Centre for Research on Globalization
"A masterpiece. Unless you weep, you may be damaged by this film. Viewer discretion, and love, advised."
- David Ker Thomson, Professor, Language and Thinking Program at Bard College
"Scott Noble's work is a pioneering development in documentary filmmaking in its content,
documentary technique, and even distribution method. Watch his stuff, use it, and build on it."
- Chris Simpson, Professor, School of Communication, American University
(I'll put this in the Data Dump too, but I wanted to post it here to hear people's responses to it, if any.)