‘Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century’ (2010)

Revealing the mechanistic philosophy and the modern role of humans in technologically-driven society.

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Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

This documentary explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the modern role of humans in technologically-driven society. The 20th century saw the introduction of the technocracy as an organizational framework, including behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation. This systemization of mankind is a fundamental transformation in human experience – one which many people today are still struggling to articulate and understand. David Ker Thomson’s review of the film describes it as follows: “It answers the significant events of the last century the way a glass answers the implicit questions of a man who peers into its reflective surface, point for point. It corresponds, in short, to reality.”

Run time: 1 hr 20 min
Director: Scott Noble
Production: Metanonia Films (2010)

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