Láska, práce a poznání – Osud Wilhelma Reicha / Love, Work and Knowledge – The Life and Trials of Wilhelm Reich
|Type||Film eng friendly|
|Category||history philosophy physics society|
|Director||Glenn Orkin, Kevin T. Hinchey|
|Writers||Kevin T. Hinchey|
|Production||Glenn Orkin, Kevin T. Hinchey|
In his day, Wilhelm Reich was best known as a pupil of Sigmund Freud and the author of the controversial orgone theory. Although viewed as crazy at the end of his life, his legacy continues to attract attention. The documentary Love, Work and Knowledge – The Life and Trials of Wilhelm Reich presents the life’s work of a prominent sexologist and psychoanalyst who, in addition to research failures, had to face a number of absurd social and political prejudices throughout his life. His Jewish ancestry and Marxist tendencies made him a target of political persecution. His work with orgone chambers, which allegedly helped cure cancer, was investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.