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Christopher Webster [Contests 11.30.11] movie contest dvd

Here's a true story: Back in 1967 a high school history teacher in Palo Alto launched a week-long psychological experiment called “The Third Wave.” It was was an attempt to show his students how Germany could have overlooked signs if The Third Reich and how easy it would be for a totalitarian movement to form even in a supposedly democratic America.

Unfortunately, his experiment was a major success as kids very quickly adopted the gospel of "The Third Wave" and started acting, well, like Nazis to one another. He quashed it quickly, but the study is now legend.

There have been a number of books and films about the experiment, the most known is probably the 1981 made for TV movie, but this critically acclaimed German film now being released by IFC is the most recent.

During a project week, high school teacher Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel) comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how totalitarian governments work. A role-playing game with tragic results begins. Within a few days, what began with harmless notions like discipline and community builds into a real movement: THE WAVE. By the third day, the students start ostracizing and threatening others.

When the conflict finally erupts into violence at an intramural water polo game, the teacher decides to break off the experiment. But it's too late. THE WAVE is out of control..

Sounds awesome right? This is your chance to win one of five DVD copies of the film, so enter before they disappear!

- Email your name and mailing address to: contest[at] (replace [at] with @).

- Subject line should be "The Wave"

- Enter by Wednesday December 7, 2011.

We've got one (5) region 1 DVDs, but the contest is still open to anyone living in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and yep, even New Zealand. Just be sure you can play it.

Good luck!

The Wave is out now on DVD

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