2011-2020AustraliaDocumentaryPia BorgShort Film

Pia Borg – Demonic (2018)

A true story of false memory.

During the 1980s, claims of satanic ritual abuse ran rife throughout the western world, uncovered by hypnotic therapists and perpetuated throughout the media, including high-rating television talk shows. In Demonic, filmmaker Pia Borg delves into this bizarre chapter of history, examining the elusive line between fact, fiction and the persuasive power of the media.

“Pia Borg’s Demonic, which investigates the mass hysteria which swept through the US in the 1980s, will have its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Produced by Anna Vincent, Bonnie McBride and Borg, the film is among five from around the world that will have special screenings in the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar.

Revisiting the Satanic Panic which was fueled by a rash of false allegations made against daycare centres, the hybrid documentary/narrative had its world premiere last year at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Blending archive, animation and reconstruction, the Melbourne-based filmmaker, who is currently lecturing in Los Angeles, uncovered the forces at play between psychiatry, media and false memory. The key cast consisted of Angie Christophel, Hanna Gabriella Galbraith and Robert Blake.

Demonic is among 15 short films selected for Critics Week from more than 1,600 submitted. “Pia is a visionary filmmaker and it was an absolute privilege to work with her to bring her vision to the screen,” Vincent and McBride said.”

Demonic [Pia Borg 2018].mkv

Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	28 min 13 s
Size: 	255 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	1024x576 
Aspect ratio:  	16:9
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	1 132 kb/s
BPP: 	0.077
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