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Sigmund Freud was the established genius; Carl Jung the youthful upstart. They began as friends, and ended as bitter enemies.

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American Renaissance

9 minutes

Freedom, fantasy, family – the sundry allures of the American Renaissance faire

Renaissance faires are a once-a-year chance for visitors to experience an Elizabethan England-meets-‘World of Warcraft’ fantasy land. But for the travelling performers, festival life means the freedom to choose unconventional families and an alternative to mainstream culture and mores.

Director: Jarred Alterman, Ryan Scafuro

Producer: Ryan Scafuro

Editor: Jarred Alterman
Cinematographers: Jarred Alterman, Ryan Scafuro
Music: Tyler and Wesley Powell

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