Biological experimentation and chemical control of animal and human behavior
United States USA Date:1979, July 10 Duration:5 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
Film depicts administration of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide ) and other experiements by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). Describes experiments of Dr. Jose Delgado financed by the Office of Naval Research. Electrodes are implanted in the brain of a bull. Dr. Delgado has remote control of the animal while the animal contends with a bull fighting matador. Narrator lists other experiments allegedly done in 1960s and 70s. On 20th September, 1977 the Senate subcommittee heard testimonies from many of them and the testimony was not very revealing. Former narcotics officer Charles Siragusa is interviewed and says to limit his testimony by the CIA manager he reported to. Former CIA chemist Robert V. Lashbrook testifies that he has no knowledge about the agencies running safe houses. View of Dr. Sidney Gottlieb playing tennis. Narrator says Gottlieb also oversaw many of the CIA behavioral programs but destroyed the records of his work after he retired in 1973. A letter by Sidney Gottlieb in which he writes that he and his colleagues were able to maintain contact with the leading edge of developments in the field of biological and chemical control of human behavior. Dr. Sidney Gottlieb also appeared before the Senate subcommittee but from an anteroom where he was not filmed. George White who helped in many of the LSD programs before his death wrote a letter to Gottlieb in which he summed up his career by saying it was fun. News correspondent in front of the U.S. Capitol building concludes the documentary.
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