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Captive Minds: Hypnosis and Beyond

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From stage hypnosis to group and individual therapies and long-term conditioning, Captive Minds: Hypnosis and Beyond explores the power of suggestion and its ability to influence behaviour--sometimes for life. By focusing on such disparate institutions as an Indian ashram, a United States Marines training camp, a monastery, and the Moonie cult, the film reveals the striking similarities in the indoctrination methods each uses to achieve long-term effects. It is a film that serves as a reminder that we are all vulnerable to persuasion, and one that provokes serious consideration of the far-reaching implications of any form of psychological manipulation.

1983, 55 min 40 s

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Third Prize - Category: Films made by the State
Festival de l'audiovisuel québécois ADATE (Association pour le développement de l'audiovisuel et de la technologie en éducation
November 7 1984, Montréal - Canada

Honorable Mention
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 11 to 22 1984, San Francisco - USA