For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
What is evil? The question has haunted theologians for millennia, but seems to make modern people uncomfortable. This eclectic collection of films eschews cartoonish tropes, delving into the real nature of evil as a psychological, spiritual, and social phenomenon.
Have you ever heard the name Philip Zimbardo? What about Stanley Milgram? If so, you might be interested in the outcomes of these films which take famous psychological experiments and principles as their jumping off points.