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Brainwashing experiments conducted by Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron at Allan Memorial Institute in Canada.

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. ]

Date: 1979, July 10
Duration: 8 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Construction of the Panama Canal

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.

Date: 1903
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Richard Burt speaks about June North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) foreign ministers conference in the United States.

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.

Date: 1983
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
African American painter Aaron Douglas painting at an art workshop in the United States.

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.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aaron Douglas and one of his large paintings in a museum in New York City.

Aaron Douglas is shown working on a large painting. He interacts with a lady and a man in a museum in New York City. African American painter, Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1898 - February 3, 1979), was an American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Date: 1937
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
College youth at University of California., Berkeley, during 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.

Film showing students at the University of California, Berkeley, principally in 1980. It also shows glimpses of Vietnam war era background events. Opening shows students on a college campus. Two of them sit and converse. Scene shifts to National Guard troops and police near the University of California campus, in May, 1969, when Governor Ronald Reagan declared a state of emergency and sent 2,200 National Guard troops into Berkeley, California. Next, students are seen handing out voting information from booths on the Berkeley campus during the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.. Students massed on campus and some having lively conversations with others. The entrance gates to the campus are seen in the background. Students moving about on the campus and some seated at outdoor tables having snacks and conversing. A student being interviewed who speaks about employment. Complete shift of scene to American soldiers jumping from a UH-1 Huey helicopter in Vietnam. President Richard Nixon waving enthusiastically in front of the Presidential helicopter. President Lyndon Johnson glad-handing spectators as he walks along the streets of a city. Glimpse of American hostages being taken from the embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 1979. U.S soldiers firing a howitzer field piece in Vietnam. Returning American hostages leaving an U.S.Air Force transport plane. A woman student being interviewed at Berkeley campus about the 1980 Presidential race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Students seated on a long bench in a room where a picture of motion picture star, John Wayne, is displayed on a wall. A male student says Ronald Reagan has brought a new spirit into everybody in America. A Berkeley political science professor comments on the new voters. Students speaking positively about President Reagan. More views of students and voting information on campus. (Note: film is silent except for occasional interviews.)

Date: 1980, November
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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