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Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century (2010)

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Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems.

Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.

 “A viscerally overpowering film and at the same time a thoughtful meditation on the human condition.” - Walter A. Davis, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University

“Brilliant…Riveting…The amount of material the filmmaker covers and unifies is astounding…Human Resources diagnoses the 20th century.” - Stephen Soldz, Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility

"Powerful…Must See…It will leave you Spellbound.” - Andrew Goliszek, Author, In the Name of Science: A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation

“An important work…terrifiying in its implications….Human Resources is a must see for those of us who still take democracy seriously.” -  Bruce E. Levine, Author Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy

“It scared the shit out of me…A powerful and methodical dissection of the dominant culture.” - Derrick Jensen, Author, Endgame

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