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Deprogrammed 反洗脑
Director : Mia Donovan
Year: 2015
videoLength: 84min

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Deprogrammed is a feature-documentary aboutthe rise of Ted ‘Black Lightning’ Patrick’s deprogramming technique andanti-cult crusade. Deprogramming, as a form of cult intervention, started in1971 and quickly snowballed into a vast underground movement composed ofconcerned parents, ex-cultist-turned-deprogrammers and some sympatheticlaw-enforcers whose mission was to physically and mentally remove individualsfrom groups referred to as ‘cults’. Inspired by her stepbrother’s deprogramming by Patrick in 1991, MiaDonovan meets the infamous ‘Father of Deprogramming’ himself and begins tounravel his notorious legacy.