The The Wave
The Wave powerfully re-creates the classroom experiment in which a high school teacher formed his own "Reich" to show why the German people could so willingly embrace Nazism. It raises critical questions about individualism and conformity: How can peer pressure usurp individual rights? When does dedication to the group cross the line from loyalty to fanaticism? (VHS, 46 min; DVD 102 minutes)
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