Captive minds: hypnosis and beyond

Canada, 1983

Film
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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. Awards: San Francisco; Montreal

Credits

director

Pierre Lasry

co-producer

Adam Symansky

David Wilson

Mark Zannis

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33762

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - San Francisco - Awards

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Brainwashing

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Manipulative behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behaviorism (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Change (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dependency (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hypnotism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Manipulative behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Power (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychoanalysis

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology - Research

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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