CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
4 - 6 JUNE
Celtic Media Festival's FREE Public Events
In the 1950’s the CIA and Canada covertly funded Scottish born psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Cameron to embark on the darkest program of psychological experimentation in modern history. Subjecting his “patients” to sensory deprivation, sensory overload, LSD injections and extreme physical and mental torture, Cameron’s techniques have since been used in 27 countries around the world.
With testimony from senior American psychologists, military personnel and key whistleblowers, director Stephen Bennett shines fresh light upon claims of collusion between doctors and the state and lays bare the legacy of pain left behind by Cameron.
From the establishment of a mind control laboratory in Montreal and the humiliation and terror of Guantanamo, to the “Hooded Men” of Belfast seeking justice and reparation at the European Court of Human Rights, Eminent Monsters: A Manual For Modern Torture is an urgent call to the international community to right the wrongs of the past and protect us from a dangerous future.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Stephen Bennett and contriibutor Francis McGuigan.
A traumatized young psychic who can glimpse the future must do anything to stop a serial killer – even if it means being the murderer’s final victim.
Based on the best-selling novel First and Only by Peter A. Flannery.
Simon, a powerful psychic, has seen his future – a serial killer will torture him to death. He has just five days to change the future. If he can. This isn’t the first time the psychic and the psychopath have met. As a boy, Simon had another vision – of the killer slaughtering his friend. Simon couldn’t stop that crime, and the tragedy scarred him deeply, leaving him unable to use his powers.
In the present, Simon hires a troubled ex-SAS soldier as a bodyguard. But when MI5 intervene and try to grab Simon for their own nefarious purposes, the plan goes awry. With the bodyguard out of action, the killer murders his way closer and closer to Simon.
In the killer’s secret lair, Simon finally confronts his nemesis. Will he finally realise the true extent of his powers and manage to save himself in the gripping climax of the film?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Magnus Wake.
Age rating guidance: 15