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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Experiment for a visual
experience that mirrors all too closely the results of the
prison guard and prisoners study by Philip Zimbardo.

The Experiment
Man: Naturally Aggressive, Scientifically Provoked.

Movie: The Experiment (2002) - 119 minutes
The Experiment at Amazon.com

Based on the book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo

Based on a chilling true story, The Experiment is an intense, high-energy thriller about a human behavior study in a controlled environment that gets wildly and horribly out of control. Stylish, compelling and incredibly provocative, "it's an exhilarating and powerful work you won't soon forget."

An undercover reporter (Moritz Bleibtreu of Run Lola Run) signs up to be a paid volunteer in a two-week scientific research project designed to test the psychological effects of prison life. Joining a group of 11 other volunteer "prisoners" in a makeshift prison, the inmates are monitored by eight volunteer "guards" and an elaborate system of surveillance cameras. Now, the watched and the watchers find themselves drawn into a twisted nightmare where vulnerability is weakness, power is intoxicating and The Experiment becomes a terrifying reality that will change their lives forever.

The movie is in German but has English subtitles. It is well worth the trouble.

And an upcoming movie in the same vain.

11-16-15 Experimenter movie takes shock tactics to new level
Experimenter movie takes shock tactics to new level
It was an experiment that shocked society in 1961, months after the trial began of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. A Yale university psychologist, Stanley Milgram, carried out a test in which participants thought they were delivering increasingly stronger electric shocks to someone in the next room every time they got an answer wrong. In fact there were no shocks, just a part played by an actor, but Milgram found that around 65% of people carried on administering the shocks, even if they found it upsetting, simply because they were told to do so. A New York-born Jew, Milgram wanted to investigate Eichmann's defence - that he was just obeying orders. This story has now be turned into a film, Experimenter, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.

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The Experiment
Man: Naturally Aggressive, Scientifically Provoked.

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Experiment for a visual
experience that mirrors all too closely the results of the
prison guard and prisoners study by Philip Zimbardo.