The Circle

The Circle

| 57 min

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Produced in 1967, this black and white film is an inmate's view of Daytop, a drug treatment centre on Staten Island, New York, where addicts learn to get along without drugs. Uncompromising, often brutal group therapy sessions are designed to shake loose the excuses a victim makes for himself. The people and situations shown are authentic; only one actor was employed. The results obtained at Daytop are regarded by some psychiatrists as a breakthrough.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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The Circle, Mort Ransen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Mort Ransen
  • script
    Mort Ransen
  • producer
    John Kemeny
  • photography
    Gilles Gascon
  • sound
    Michel Hazel
  • editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • cast
    Don Francks

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