"A TRULY BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FILM ART...
A CINEMATIC TRIUMPH."
JOSEPH MONTVILLE, DIRECTOR OF HEALING HISTORIC MEMORY,
CARTER SCHOOL FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
AN AMAZING, MOVING FILM ABOUT THE UNCONSCIOUS DYNAMICS, GROUP IDENTITIES, & SHARED TRAUMA THAT LIE BEHIND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS.
ED SHAPIRO, Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center
Professor Volkan, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has spent four decades bringing enemy groups together in international areas of conflict.
"LARGE GROUPS ARE OFTEN MORE PRIMITIVE THAN INDIVIDUALS."
BLIND TRUST: Leaders & Followers in Times of Crisis is about the peacemaking work of Vamik Volkan, a psychoanalyst who has spent a lifetime bringing enemy groups together for dialogue in traumatized regions of the globe.
Professor Volkan is at the forefront of understanding societal conflict from a psychological perspective. His extensive work in large group identity and conflict resolution is unparalleled.
The film recounts Prof. Volkan's journey in unofficial diplomacy, working in The Middle East, Estonia, the former Yugoslavia, and The Republic of Georgia. The story dramatizes the new vocabulary he has developed for understanding large group psychology.
ONE CAN SEE IN THIS FILM A SPECIAL AURA AROUND THIS MAN WHO HAS MANAGED TO WITNESS THE WORST OF HUMANITY YET BRING FAITH AND LOVE TO THE SADDEST SITUATIONS.
ANN BENNETT MIX,
Founder, American WWII Orphans Network