Was Sirhan Sirhan hypnotically programmed to assassinate Bobby Kennedy? For the last eleven years, Dr. Daniel Brown, a leading expert on hypnosis and coercive persuasion at Harvard Medical School, and Sirhan's attorney Laurie Dusek, have spent over 150 hours with Sirhan, trying to recover his memory of the shooting.
These sessions have produced some extraordinary new evidence of the "range mode" programming allegedly used to set up Sirhan as the lone assassin. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination, you can now watch Brown and Dusek discuss these new discoveries for the first time.
To mark Sirhan Sirhan's 2016 parole hearing, a video essay on Sirhan's role in the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, remixing my previous film RFK Must Die (2008) and unseen footage of Sirhan's last parole hearing in 2011 with echoes of his case found in movies on amnesia and post-hypnotic suggestion. Shortlisted for AHRC Best Research Film of the Year 2016.