Deprogrammed - documentary

Deprogrammed
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Deprogrammed: Cults have been around for thousands of years, but what do we really mean by this term? Sure, you can have a "cult" movie which has a dedicated fanbase, like Pulp Fiction, but mostly when referring to a cult, especially on a documentary site like this we are referring to the more sinister meaning.

 

Cults tend to be small or tight-knit groups within which all members follow the same ideology, whether that is religious or something else. Key to the sinister lining of cultism is a leader (or small elite at the top) which commands what the group believes. As a result, they can be dangerous, brainwashing people into doing things they otherwise wouldn't. One example of this is the mass-suicide of members of The Peoples Temple Christian Church on November 18th, 1978 in Guyana, depicted in the documentary "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple".

 

The 2015 "Deprogrammed" documentary by Mia Donovan looks into the rise of deprogramming, an anti-cult movement dedicated to reverse-brainwashing individuals previously involved in cults.

Category
Activism

Presenter
Mia Donovan
Year
2015
Watch time
00:59:00

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