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Ted Patrick is a "deprogrammer" who takes credit for saving over 1,600 people from cult brainwashing, giving himself the nickname "Black Lightening." Some of the people he's saved, however, wonder if his services cause more harm than good. DEPROGRAMMED is an insightful, challenging look into the destructive fallouts of cults, and why people join them in the first place.


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  • It's disappointing, although Donovan gets enough information out of her interview subjects that Deprogrammed never gets dull.

    Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • For anyone interested in the notion of how belief can corrupt as well as save, or perhaps hold a more extreme atheistic view of any organized faith, then this is the documentary for you.

    Oct 7, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Donovan's film would have been interesting enough if it were just a history lesson, but it goes deeper, exploring the eerie disconnect that takes place when people hand over the reins of their brains to an outside force.

    Jun 17, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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