Brainwashing experiment done on Manchurian candidates and ultimated resulted in failure in the United States.
United States USA Date:1979, July 10 Duration:8 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
Film depicts administration of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide ) by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). A trial of Dr. Joseph. Cornell University Medical Center where CIA secret commissioned study of communist brainwashing took place. Dr. Lawrence Hinkle explains the Russian methods of controlling and breaking a person. The purpose of the study is to find out the communist brainwashing techniques. The CIA documentary shows that they were interested in making mind control techniques on their own and to pre condition and control the Chinese in their homeland. News correspondent Paul Altmeyter questions Dr. Lawrence about the project and he answers. Documents show that the CIA was interested in developing more agents on whom they may have control, agents who were to perform test contrary to their own good. A Manchurian candidate who is been brainwashed is on a bed and is controlled by others. John Gittinger, Ex Chief Psychologist CIA, speaks about the brainwashing technique. Dr. Milton Kline , a psychologist ; a clinical and experimental hypnotist and a consultant to the CIA talks about the candidate under hypnotism. A Manchurian candidate is hypnotized and forced to perform a destructive act. John Gittinger says that there is no use of hypnotism and Dr. Kline gives his views. Another target for the Manchurian candidate was Casro. In the end it was decided that the Manchurian candidate is not feasible and research on mind control continued. A personality assessment system designed by John Gittinger to check how a human will behave. John talks about the system he designed. His system had many uses in the intelligence work.
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