How hysterical parents, incompetent therapists and malicious
destroyed the lives of seven innocent North Carolinians – and
have yet to admit they were wrong
'Overwhelming power' in the worst possible hands
Dec. 23, 2011
“Many appalling results of the recovered-memory movement of the 1970s and ’80s arose from ... unexamined views of memory – occurrences like the false accusations of employees of children’s care centers... Such fantasies have often been encouraged as reliable memories by doctrinaire therapists and have sometimes resulted in prison sentences and ruined lives for innocent fathers, mothers, kin, teachers and devoted caretakers.
“The documentary films made by Ofra Bikel ... are meticulous and frightening accounts of such fantasies and their overwhelming power in the hands of the cruelest, most self-deluded and most easily panicked among us.”
– From “Ardent Spirits” by the late Reynolds Price (2009)