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Five Steps to Tyranny

Synopsis
This film analyses the movement of a society from freedom to tyranny in five steps. It shows how those in positions of power may cultivate the conditions of tyranny in any population by demonstrating how easily ordinary people may be manipulated into compliance with "authority", into silence before criminality, and even how easily most people may be coerced into performing genuinely evil acts. Evocative of much that is happening in the world today. Contributors include Professor Philip Zimbardo, who conducted the classic Stanford ‘prison’ experiment. (59 minutes)
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2000
Notes
Broadcast on BBC4 on 20/9/2004
Subjects
Social Studies; Psychology
Keywords
conformity; leadership skills; political movements; social psychology; Zimbardo, Philip

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Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Elizabeth McIntyre
Contributor
Philip Zimbardo

Distributor

Name

Documentary Film Network

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