This documentary examines past cults and also discusses how social isolation and the internet has led to a new form of cult like behavior. It examines how internet communities are allowing for these cult-like followings to exist without a set leader. It discusses previous cults such as: NXIVM, Father Divine, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, and more. The film also examines the characteristics of a cult, the steps to indoctrinating one into a cult, and the reasons one might leave. This Vox production of Cults, Explained would be beneficial in a Social Psychology or Criminology course. Get Out star, LaKeith Stanfield, narrates this episode.
My video guide contains 25 questions and an answer key has been provided for your convenience. The documentary's runtime is 25 minutes and it is rated TV-MA. I would set aside a minimum of 30 minutes for this activity since there is an opinion based question at the end and you might want to allow for discussion time.
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