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Wave, The: Afterschool Special

Synopsis
A US television dramatised reconstruction of the real experiences of a high school class in Palo Alto, California In April, 1967. When high school teacher, Ron Jones, struggles to explain to his pupils why an intelligent people like the Germans would allow a brutal organisation like the Nazi Party to assume power over them, he devises a radical new approach to teaching the subject, which unleashes powerful social and psychological forces that quickly begin to go out of control. An Afterschool special, it is as provocative and controversial now as it was when it was first aired.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
1981
Subjects
History; Psychology
Keywords
conformity; Fascism; Nazi Germany; obedience; group dynamics

Credits

Director
Alexander Grasshoff

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$7.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
44 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

ABC

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
service@prosperohouse.com
Web
http://www.mediaoutlet.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
PO Box 1432
Bayonne
NJ 07002
USA
Notes
Specialises in US archival moving image and sound material, particularly vintage radio and public service films and broadcasts that have been digitally restored. Formerly known as Earthstation.com. Sale on multi-region DVD or CD.

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