Shock Room

“a riveting seventy minutes that explores the dark side of human nature”

The Jury, Antenna Documentary Film Festival

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Documentary

70 min

2015

Kathryn Millard

CTC

synopsis

In the early 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram, in seeking to understand the Holocaust, ran a series of controversial experiments on obedience.

An authority orders you to inflict painful shocks on another person. Most us will obey, claimed Milgram. But will we? And were Milgram’s experiments as much art as science? In dramatising previously un-filmed versions of the world’s most famous psychology experiment, Shock Room turns a light on the dark side of human behaviour and forces us to ask ourselves: “What would I do?”

cast:

Martin Crewes, Simon London, Jeanette Cronin

crew:

Kathry Millard, Craig Deeker, Tom Murray

fan quotes:

"As a film, Shock Room is 70 minutes of edge-of the-seat. As psychology, Shock Room has changed my fundamental views of human nature: permanently. Shock Room is not just a must-view; it's a must-view-many-times-over." - George Akerlof

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