Monday, December 5, 2011

sarin attack in Tokyo 1995

Received in email this good Discovery Channel recreation of the 1995 sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system. The attacks were orchestrated by Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult with enormous funding and a messianic leader. (The film is in four parts).

According to Wikipedia, Aum Shinrikyo "attracted such a considerable number of young graduates from Japan's elite universities that it was dubbed a 'religion for the elite.'"

The recreation, which is thankfully un-hokey, is food for thought when it comes to religious organizations and human capacities. It is also not for the faint of heart.

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