NeuroEthics Film Festival - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Public event 25.11.2012
Post screening discussion panel
Dr Andrew Watson
The ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum are supporting two screenings at the Festival this year - The Manchurian Candidate and , both screening on Sunday 25th November 2012.
88 Lothian Road
About the film:
The Manchurian Candidate
John Frankenheimer USA 1962 126 minutes, Rated 12A
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva
Korean War veteran Major Marco (Frank Sinatra) is troubled by a recurring nightmare in which Congressional Medal of Honor hero Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) carries out Communist instructions to shoot fellow American PoWs. Working for Intelligence, Marco unravels a cunning Red plot to brainwash his old platoon and to turn Shaw into an assassin. Who is Shaw’s American control, and when and where are they going to aim him?
About the festival:
Do we have free will, or is our behaviour ultimately controlled by our biological brains? Does morality actually exist?Recent advances in our understanding of neurobiology have raised a number of ethical questions for human beings. Does the responsibility of an individual actually exist? If it doesnít what are then the consequences for our legal systems and the manner in which human beings see themselves. Could they just be considered as biological robots or zombies?These and other issues will be explored in discussions following each of these screenings. Come and join the debate!