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Pandora's Box


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A series of modern fables using archive, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science. Black Power. In 1957 Kwame Nkrumah dreamt of building an industrial Utopia in west Africa.
Technology on a grand scale would, he promised, launch the "dark continent" into an ambitious, modern future. At the heart of his scheme was the gigantic Volta dam, which would generate vast amounts of cheap electrical power. To get it financed, Nkrumah turned to a giant American multinational. But as the grand plan took shape, it brought with it other, more dangerous, forces which he could not control - including the enormous pressures of the Cold War in Africa, the demands of powerful industrialists and the intrigues of shadowy figures in the CIA. Despite seeing his
"metropolis of science" sink into corruption and debt,
Nkrumah still believed the dam could save him. producer Daniel Reed
Series producer Adam Curtis


Producer: Daniel Reed
Producer: Adam Curtis

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