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$6,599
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
79
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 23 2012

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IF YOU AGREE THAT THIS IMPORTANT STORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD, PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THIS PROJECT NOW.

PSYCHOPATHY - AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW

PSYCHOPATHY is a documentary about the single most dangerous human condition - the one that is responsible for creating untold pain and suffering on this planet from the very beginning of civilization - discussed since the time of Aristotle in Ancient Greece.

But only in the last few decades the scientific research on psychopathy has literally exploded. Only today can we begin to understand it fully. And only by understanding it fully can we break the cycle of control that psychopaths have on vast areas of human life.

By investigating the most up-to-date knowledge available, our film will explore this subject thoroughly and bring to light the many ways in which psychopaths have negatively impacted millions of lives, even whole societies.  

In PSYCHOPATHY - AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW you will learn about the "human predator", through the eyes of the most esteemed scientists in the field, as well as through the eyes of therapists, victims, authors, filmmakers and psychopaths themselves.

PSYCHOPATHY is produced and directed by Alexander Davidis (of DiscoveryHD's popular "GT Racer" series).

WHAT WE ARE DOING:

The knowledge about Psychopathy has been suppressed for  as long as  psychopaths have existed. Having no conscience, they wear a “mask of sanity” to blend in with normal people. This “mask” is the psychopath’s edge and the normal individual’s vulnerability. Unlike the leopard that can be identified by his spots, the psychopath can go undetected and reach the top of the social ladder, the very place where he can do the greatest harm (think Caligula, Herod the Great, Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Idi Amin and countless others). The biggest threat to the psychopaths is being revealed for what they are. Only by unmasking their true nature and their hold over mankind can people deprive them of their callous power and insidious influence. Our documentary PSYCHOPATHY - AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW will help you to do exactly that.

It is estimated that possibly up to 5% of our planet’s population is psychopathic. That’s 350 million people! Convicted killers are only the tiny and unsuccessful part of that group. The vast majority of psychopaths will never be “officially” detected. Most often they either do not kill (directly) and aren’t caught, or they are never convicted. There is a high probability that psychopaths have already jeopardized the life of everyone who is reading this right now.

Their lack of conscience enables them to appear as most people would like to be; confident, fearless, dominant, charming, successful and free of anxiety.  As shown by fMRI scans, their brains operate totally different from those of normal people.  Psychopaths are incapable of feeling love and unable to understand the concept of empathy. They are permanently emotionally impaired and consequently consider people who do feel empathy and compassion as weak. Research indicates that psychopathy may be an evolutionary adaptation, and a genetically different “taxon” to the human species. Psychopathy is not an "illness". Psychopaths don't seem to "suffer". They are fundamentally different. That is why they cannot relate to people with a conscience and subsequently can never act in their interest. 

Our documentary PSYCHOPATHY - AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW will help you to really comprehend how psychopaths tick. You will learn how to recognize the red flags, how to stay clear of them and how to free yourself from their malevolent control - and should you already have become a victim to their manipulations - how to reclaim your life. The best professionals in the field will be on your side.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

By getting educated on psychopathy we will finally come to grips with the root cause of most of our social and interpersonal conflicts. We will finally be able to make sense of our seemingly chaotic and violent human history. We are told that the reason our world is in such a bad shape is because we as a species have failed, which puts the blame on everybody. But that is not so. 95% of humanity want to live a peaceful life. They do NOT want to kill or torture. They do not want to betray, hurt or ruin others. They do not want wars. 95% do have a conscience and can feel empathy for their fellow humans with all its discerning nuances. The tiny group of psychopaths on the other hand is disproportionately responsible for most of the violent and really big crimes. Learning about psychopathy could be the most important thing for us to do, to turn the fate of humanity around.

As their catastrophic impact becomes more and more apparent more and more people, from all walks of life, wake up to smell the coffee. Awareness of psychopathy, with its sophisticated rock solid scientific base, gains more and more momentum. The time is now, to provide a very compressive look of what is known. And it is a lot, enough to turn things around.

"It's a really big story. It's a story that could change forever the way people see this world."

-- Prof. Dr. Robert Hare, Dep. of Psychology, Univ. of British Columbia.

WHY ARE WE DOING it?

Psychopathy is the root course for most of this planet's suffering and few people in the world understand its true and deep implications. With this film we intend to change this situation, because only knowledge protects.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Private grassroots funding is the ideal way to keep this project completely independent, free of manipulative, psychopathic influence and protected from suppression. PSYCHOPATHY - AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW is a film that will help everybody. We hope that everybody will come together to finance it.

THE SHORT TERM GOAL:  $60,000 TO PRODUCE THIS DOCUMENTARY

Priority #1 is to raise the needed $60,000 production budget by end of  February 2012.  While ambitious, this budget will allow us to fully produce the pilot feature documentary.  $60,000 seems like a lot of money but not if you know that the standard button line number for one hour of documentary style programming on cable TV is $250,000. Reaching the goal of $60,000 will make this important documentary a reality.

However, should we be able to reach $70,000 (and yes a Kickstarter project can be over-funded) we can enter our documentary into every esteemed film festival from Sundance to Cannes, which will naturally spread the word on psychopathy exponentially.

Should we reach $80,000, DVD production and marketing will be secured.

Should we be able to raise over $100,000, we will not only be able to invest more into marketing and distribution, we will also be able to build a dedicated website that will give all necessary resources to the general public in order to educate itself.

So the bottom line is $60,000. This is the is the number we need to reach to make this project a Kickstarter SUCCESS, meaning only by reaching this goal we will actually receive the funds (more about how Kickstarter works below). But to get the finished film also successfully off the ground, so that the film reaches all the people who need this information, we need to raise $100,000.

THE LONG TERM GOAL: MAKE IT A TV-SERIES

The long-term goal is to turn this project into a TV-series on a major network, where it can reach the largest audience. Psychopathy is everywhere: in personal relationships, on the job, in the financial business, in medicine and healthcare, in media, in education, in psychology, in government and in religion. You will find psychopaths in international trade, in the agro business, in science and academia, judicial system, law enforcement, the military, and of course, politics. Each of these sectors shall be explored for the impact of psychopathic thinking and manipulation. Our societies need a fundamental renewal, which may only come about with broad knowledge of psychopathy.

We are talking already to networks about this possibility. But a finished pilot-documentary is the best argument. So first things first:

Your financial contribution to this project will directly help to turn this world into a better place: With your pledge you will take an active step towards solving humanity’s biggest problems.  The truth will set us free.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUT GOAL?

If we don't raise enough funds to reach our goal of $60,000 by the time of the deadline, we will not get anything and the project will die on the spot.  

Donors pledge the funds via their credit cards, but will not actually get charged until the goal is reached at the time when the deadline expires. 

If we do not reach that goal nothing will happen - no credit card will be charged - and this knowledge will not reach the people as it should in these critical times. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost! So please spread the word far and wide. Please do not only pledge but also help to promote this project among all your friends, acquaintances and family, via email, Facebook and Twitter etc.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN'T USE OR DON'T WANT TO USE A CREDIT CARD: YOU CAN ALSO DONATE VIA PAYPAL FOLLOWING THIS LINK:     

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F4D7L6F5CF5TG

THE DONATION WILL NOT APPEAR ON THIS PAGE AT THE TIME IT IS EXECUTED BUT WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER POINT VIA ADDITIONAL BACKERS.    

There are millions of people who need this information desperately. And some are starting to connect the dots on their own. Here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx1i_Fzrd3o We put this black & white clip up only a short while a go and it got a huge amount of response. This proves how urgently our documentary is needed. 

Please help to spread the knowledge. PEOPLE NEED THIS INFORMATION.

IF YOU AGREE THAT THIS IMPORTANT STORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD, PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THIS PROJECT NOW.

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    Every single dollar helps. If everybody who ever had a bad experience with a manipulative conscienceless psychopath would give just one dollar, the whole SERIES would be funded in no time. Receive our heartfelt gratitude and that warm and fuzzy feeling inside for doing something RIGHT. Every penny helps! You will bring us one step closer to realize this project!

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