Ijsbreker 15: Goochelen versus parapsychologie

1984 01:17:09 col. and b&w

Priceless jokes, scientifically proven facts, well-intended or malicious manipulations of our consciousness, or artistic tricks? There isn’t much difference. From three locations three viewpoints are discussed: the perspectives of magicians and illusionists, of parapsychology adherents and finally of traditional scientists, starting from insights and theories from psychology, philosophy and epistemology. Some performances are the cause for a heated discussion on the distinction between illusionism, trickery and the paranormal, the power of suggestion and the relativity of truth. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Ijsbreker’ (’Icebreaker’).

Original broadcast date: 11/04/1984.

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Directed by Claeys, Jackie
Directed by Coppens, Freddy
Directed by De Geest, Mark
With Hoet, Jan
With Decoux, Marc
With Vandamme, Fernand
With Linden, Piet
With Brengman, Gerrit
With Yogano
With Mellaerts, Betty
With Spileers, Gaby
With Ramault, Marc
Excerpts used from his film 'Le voyage dans la lune' (1902) Méliès, Georges
Technical co-ordination Devogelaere, Piet
Technical co-ordination Nonneman, Frans
Technical manager Demeestere, André
Technical manager Vermeiren, Guido
Technical manager Derkinderen, John
Manager radiobeam link Vandepitte, Julien
Lab manager Deloose, Etienne
Lab manager Coenaerts, Mark
Location manager Palmans, Louis
Location manager Kerkhove, Dirk
Location manager Hoste, Albert
Research Hoste, Pol
Research Van Kerkhoven, Marianne
Assistant director Vanhooren, Veerle
Producer Bekkers, Ludo
Produced by BRT (Dienst Kunstzaken)