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"The Century of the Self 'is a four-part series of documentaries by Adam Curtis in 2002, for the BBC.
The series is divided into four logical sequence of programs of one hour each:
* Happiness Machines
* The Engineering of Consent
* There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed
* Eight People sipping Wine in Kettering
The thread of the series is Freud's theory of psychoanalysis and how over the years by different people used and abused to manipulate the public. Curtis focuses in The Century of the Self in particular politics and big business.