‘Prisoner’ vs. ‘Guard’.

Based on the frighteningly true story from 1971, here is the trailer for The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez dramatizes the revealing, horrifying days in which two groups of boys settled far too well into their assigned roles of “prisoner” and “guard.” Below is the synopsis and trailer.

“It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. The participants rapidly embody their roles—the guards become power-hungry and sadistic, while the prisoners, subject to degradation, strategize as underdogs. It soon becomes clear that, as Zimbardo and team monitor the escalation of action through surveillance cameras, they are not fully aware of how they, too, have become part of the experiment.”

What do you think of the trailer? Perhaps the most scary part of all of this is how this story is TRUE and that humans can be pushed to extreme lengths.