Shock Room - A film by Kathryn Millard

We do as we're told. Or do we?

In the early 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram, in seeking to understand the Holocaust, ran a series of controversial experiments on obedience.

An authority orders you to inflict painful shocks on another person. Most us will obey, claimed Milgram. But will we? And were Milgram’s experiments as much art as science? In dramatising previously un-filmed versions of the world’s most famous psychology experiment, Shock Room turns a light on the dark side of human behavior and forces us to ask ourselves: What would
I do?

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  • National Science Week screening

    Shock Room is screening at as part of National Science Week at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, on Thursday 18 August 7:30—9:30 pm. Director Kathryn Millard and psychologist Alex Haslam (University of Queensland) will be doing a Q & A after the screening. It would be great to see anyone who can make […]

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  • "As a film, Shock Room is 72 minutes of edge-of the-seat. As psychology, Shock Room has changed my fundamental views of human nature: permanently. Shock Room is not just a must-view; it's a must-view-many-times-over." ~ George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001