"A TRULY BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF FILM ART...
A CINEMATIC TRIUMPH."
JOSEPH MONTVILLE, DIRECTOR OF HEALING HISTORIC MEMORY,
CARTER SCHOOL FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
EVERY DIPLOMAT AND DIPLOMAT IN TRAINING
SHOULD SEE THIS FILM.
HOWARD STEIN, Professor of Preventative Medicine, Poet Laureate,
High Plains, Society for Applied Anthropology
Dr. Vamik Volkan is a five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee who has spent over four decades bringing enemy groups together in areas of conflict all over the world.
"LARGE GROUPS ARE MORE PRIMITIVE THAN INDIVIDUALS."
BLIND TRUST: Leaders & Followers in Times of Crisis is about the peacemaking work of Vamik Volkan, a psychoanalyst who brings enemy groups together for dialogue in traumatized regions of the globe.
Dr. Volkan was born on the ethnically-divided island of Cyprus and has been nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize with letters of support from 28 countries.
The film recounts Dr. Volkan's lifetime journey in informal diplomacy or People's Diplomacy working with leaders, refugees and war orphans 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 emotion.
Dr. Volkan’s work is key to understanding national, ethnic, religious, and cultural identity and has shaped a model of conflict resolution used around the world.
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