View panning uphill to a Victorian mansion called "Ravenscrag"on Mount Royal in Montreal, Canada, housing the Allan Memorial Institute of Psychiatry, at McGill University. Camera pans across the front of the building. A photograph of Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron. Dr. Maurice Dongier,current head of the Institute, speaks about Dr. Cameron's so-called "Psychic Driving" therapy. He is being interviewed, and agrees that Dr. Cameron's work could by characterized as "brain washing." More views of the Allan Institute building. Val Orliknow,of Winnipeg, wife of a member of Canadian parliament, is seen seated, with the Allan Institute building visible through a window behind her.She describes her experience as a patient of Dr. Cameron. Scene shifts to Dr.Dongier, again, describing Cameron's methods. More views of the Institute building and of Mrs. Orliknow discussing her treatment. Street sign reading "Avenue McGregor and views of Heavy vehicle traffic on the Avenue, as Mrs. Orliknow describes her thoughts of committing suicide by throwing herself under a vehicle. Dr. Robert Cleghorn, who succeeded Dr. Cameron, upon his retirement, is seen being interviewed, and concluding that Dr. Cameron's work was not more successful than that achieved by more conservative methods. Scene shifts back and forth between Dr.Dongier,Dr.Cleghorn, and Mrs.Orliknow, interspersed with views of the Institute building, another building flying the American flag, and traffic on McGregor Avenue. Mrs.Orliknow expresses dismay at CIA involvement as the clip finishes with views of the institute and surroundings. [Note: Principals discuss attempted "brainwashing" by Dr. Ewen Cameron, who was funded by the CIA. He used drugs, including LSD, plus electric shock therapy, "sleep therapy," and "psychic driving," that he believed would allow him to make changes in a patient's` personality. His so-called "de-patterning" involved Electro-shock treatments for 30 days, and even 65 days for some subjects. ]
Construction of the Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Views of abandoned and failed first attempt by French team led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, with scenes of Panama natives cutting vegetation with machetes. Scene of abandoned canal work area. Scenes of United States work to build the canal beginning in 1903. Steam shovels digging and moving earth. Laborers construct railroad for use in canal building. General Glen Edgerton talks about the construction difficulties from malaria, and the worker prescription of quinine three times daily. Views of British and French workers on the site working and arriving by rail to work. Dynamite explosion removes rumble for railroad construction. View of locks under construction 1000 feet long and 110 feet wide. Excerpt from interview with former Canal Zone Governor and Congressman Maurice Thatcher, who characterizes the project as the greatest liberty that man had ever taken with nature. (Thatcher was honored when the first bridge connecting both sides of the Panama Canal was named after him as "Thatcher Ferry Bridge". In 1979 the name was officially changed to the Bridge of the Americas.) Clip next shows 1970's aerial view of the Panama Canal. Ships moving through the Panama Canal.
Richard Burt, Assistant Secretary for European affairs in the United States. Richard Burt speaks about the June North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers conference of Paris. He speaks about Soviet Union's disagreement about the 1979 decision and to negotiate with them. The other issues to be discussed include development and conditions in Poland.
Aaron Douglas is shown working on a painting. Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979) was an American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Aaron Douglas is shown working on a large painting. He interacts with a lady and a man in a museum in New York City. Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979) was an American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Painter Aaron Douglas seen working on a painting. He fixes painting on wall. Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979) was an American painter and a major figure in the "Harlem Renaissance".