It’s a far cry from “do no harm”. Stephen Bennett’s chilling investigation into psychological warfare uncovers how the psychiatric community has colluded with state sponsored torture for decades.
Through extensive interviews, the film uncovers how hundreds of secret experiments conducted since the 1950s influenced interrogation practices in the US and UK. At the centre of the collusion was Ewen Cameron, whose Canadian practice received millions of dollars to conduct experiments on sensory deprivation and overload on his vulnerable patients.
Interviewing victims’ families, whistleblowers, the military and the medical community, Bennett lays bare the horrific mind control practices employed in interrogations, from Guantanamo Bay to the Hooded Men of Belfast.
Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, will join director Stephen Bennett and guests for a discussion after this special screening.