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Big Brother on the high seas

you think "Big Brother" or "jungle camp" had been invented at the end of the nineties? As you probably know, the Acali Experiment from the seventies. To this, the Mexican anthropologist and violence researchers Santiago Genovés inspired when he witnessed the 1972 hijacking a plane. Full of enthusiasm he studied the Parties to the transaction and how they behaved in the stressful situation. And he decided, in the circumstances, because it had made him personally such a lot of Fun.

that's Why he was looking for six young, pretty women and five men should cross with him on a small Raft in the three months to the Atlantic ocean. He hoped that the participants would soon have to go for the jugular and he outbreaks of this violence, cut off from civilization, without any interference – would be able to study. In order to ensure that the Situation would escalate to be safe, he thought, a particularly perfidious Plan: He gave the women on the Raft more Power than the men. The captain was, for example, a Swedish blonde, and the doctor is a hands-on Israeli.

baptized New friend - instead of hostilities

On the barge, by the media in 1973, "Sexfloss", happened, but then – nothing. The men and women from different countries understood each other great. Despite the cramped conditions and the lack of privacy in the handling of respect. It created new friendships, the people formed a peaceful community.

That, in turn, Genovés could not accept. He therefore began with the participants against each other to stir them up. And then this happened, which probably many a battered jungle inhabitants secretly dreams: a murder was planned. However, within the group, but Genovés, the maneuvers, the lives of the subjects with ever-insidious Interference in ever greater danger.

social experiment on the open sea: "The Raft". Video: YouTube/Xenix Film

"The Raft" is a very funny documentary, when he unfortunately also has some lengths. Especially the re-enactments would not have been necessary, since there are exquisite original film material. The history, however, shows how the image of the world and the prejudices of a researcher in a study can distort. The objects of Study had a great time, the scientists less.

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Created: 06.02.2019, 15:13 PM

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