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A Hole in the Head (1998)

 -  Documentary  -  1998 (USA)
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A documentary about people who drill dime-sized holes in their foreheads in an effort to improve health and mental capacity


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A Hole In The Head examines the development of "modern" trepanation as used by people in the United Kingdom, The United States, and The Netherlands for the purpose of attaining a higher level of consciousness. This procedure, used by the ancient Egyptians, Incas, and others, is believed by the voluntarily trepanned to allow for renewed brain pulsations that increase brain blood volume and thereby improve brain function. Interviews regarding the history and efficacy of the procedure are also held with some of the world's most respected neurosurgeons and anthropologists. Written by Anonymous

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Strangest documentary ever
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was unemployed and up very late and saw this documentary. I couldn't help watching -- it was mesmerizing, like watching a truck back into a car. I couldn't stop watching, and you won't either.

Keep in mind, this is about RECREATIONAL trepanning, RECREATIONAL drilling of a living skull by first-time AMATEURS. How bored and stoned must you be for this activity to come to fruition?

Anyway, I had trouble sleeping for several nights (imagine!) and this documentary was on again and again, on several channels. And every time it came on, I couldn't help but watch the entire documentary.

I got a job soon after. A bad job, as it turned out, but I was very motivated....

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