Three Identical Strangers Screening/Discussion with Dr. Montana Miller
Wednesday, January 22 at 5:00pm
Olscamp Hall, 223
Olscamp Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403
Using archival footage, home movies, and interviews, Three Identical Strangers traces the trajectory of the triplets' story from their happy reunion after nineteen years, to the darker consequences of this experiment on each of their lives. Further, this riveting film raises complex and sensitive issues about the responsibilities of research assistants who were involved in conducting the study but not in positions of power to design or critique the methods they were tasked with carrying out. What dilemmas may researchers encounter in their careers, from the student through the professional stages, that force them to balance the demands of those above them with their own ethical and moral instincts and principles? Our discussion will explore these themes and lead to deeper insight and awareness of the importance of crucial, but excruciatingly difficult, choices that researchers are sometimes faced with. After a brief introduction at 5 pm, we will view the 96-minute film, and then discuss for about an hour.