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Eminent Monsters

Mon 14 Oct 2019

89mins

Experimenting on patients using sensory deprivation, forced comas and LSD injections.

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CENTRAL SCOTLAND DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: CLOSING EVENT

This film traces the roots of western governments’ love affair with torture. In 1950s Montreal psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Cameron, born in Bridge of Allan, Scotland, experimented on his patients using sensory deprivation, forced comas and LSD injections. Covertly funded by the Canadian government and the CIA, his techniques have been used in Northern Ireland, Guantánamo and 27 countries around the world. Including extraordinary first hand testimony from Guantanamo survivors, Hooded Men from Northern Ireland and senior American psychologists and military personnel, this documentary shows how the collusion of doctors to aid and abet torture began in the 1950s and continues to this day.

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with Stephen Bennett.

Directed By
Stephen Bennett
Year Made
UK 2019