July 17, 2015
In the early 1970s, a psychology professor at Stanford University wants to study the psychological effects of being a prisoner and a prison guard. Funded by the government, the project selects 24 male undergraduate students and randomly assigns them roles as prisoners or guards. They enter a mock prison environment in the basement of the psychology building on campus to fulfill their roles. Harsh truths about human nature are soon revealed and closely examined, but will these 24 young men ever be the same?