>Tuesday June 8th, 8pm @ Nocturnal 1800 E Burnside- all ages
Portland Books To Prisoners will screen "Das Experiment" (Germany, 2001,
The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted
in 1971: A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with
cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants
are hired to play prisoners and guards. The 'prisoners' are locked up and
have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the 'guards' are told simply to
retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at
any time, thereby forfeiting payment. In the beginning the mood between
both groups is insecure and rather emphatic. But soon quarrels arise and
the wardens employ ever more drastic sanctions to confirm their authority.
A chilling dramatization of the failed 1971 Stanford University experiment
that was terminated after six days due to uncontrollable guard brutality.
>Tuesday, June 22nd, 8pm @ Nocturnal 1800 E Burnside- all ages
Books to Prisoners will screen "QUIET RAGE- THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT"
the documentary about the original 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, by Dr.
Philip Zimbardo, the professor behind the experiment! there will be a
discussion afterward to analyze how Dr. Zimbardo can remain in denial about
how his experiment to this day. check out the prison experiment website:
More Books to Prisoners screenings in our summer film fest TBA!
These events are FREE, though cash donations and/or books in good condition
contribute to Portland Books to Prisoners Project- !Inspiring the
Incarcerated! pamphlets, literature and t-shirts by local artists will be
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