Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture

  • 2018
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Stephen Bennett

Stephen Bennett's documentary explores the psychological experimentation in the 50s.

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In the 1950s the CIA and Canada covertly funded Scottish born psychiatrist Dr Ewen Cameron to embark on the darkest program of psychological experimentation in modern history. Subjecting his 'patients' to sensory deprivation, forced comas, LSD injections and extreme physical and mental torture, Cameron’s techniques have since been used in 27 countries around the world.

"Shines fresh light upon claims of collusion between doctors and the state…"

With testimony from senior American psychologists, military personnel and key whistle blowers, director Stephen Bennett shines fresh light upon claims of collusion between doctors and the state and lays bare the legacy of pain left behind by Cameron.

From the establishment of a human torture laboratory in Montreal and the humiliation and terror of Guantanamo, to the 'Hooded Men' of Belfast seeking justice and reparation at the European Court of Human Rights, Eminent Monsters is an urgent call to the international community to right the wrongs of the past and protect us from a dangerous future.

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