Brainwashing experiments conducted by Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron at Allan Memorial Institute in Canada.
Canada Date:1979, July 10 Duration:8 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
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. ]
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