Wilhelm Reich was a physician and scientist whose investigation of energy functions in human emotions led to the discovery of an unknown energy which exists in all living matter and in the cosmos. He called this energy "orgone."
Born in 1897 in the Austrian province of Galicia, Wilhelm Reich, a student of Sigmund Freud, became one of the great psychoanalytic pioneers before his clinical studies led him into the laboratory and to investigations of the energy processes in nature.
In 1954, the Federal Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction which ordered Reich's literature to be banned and destroyed, constituting one of the most heinous acts of censorship in U.S. history. In an attempt to salvage some of the forbidden items, Reich was convicted of contempt of court and imprisoned in Lewisburg Penitentiary where he died on November 3, 1957.
This program includes interviews with many of Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s former associates, friends, family members and scholars who have personally investigated the facts surrounding his life and work. Filmed and Directed by Digne Meller-Marcovitz.
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