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When the Devil Knocks is the intimate story of a woman suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality, and her struggle to regain her life. Filmed over 10 years, Hilary Stanton gave the filmmakers unlimited access to more than 40 riveting hours of videotapes of her psychotherapy, revealing a cast of supporting characters, "alters", who kept Hilary alive by taking over from her during times of crisis. As Hilary says, "For years, my alters went to therapy and I wasn't there for more than five minutes." The therapy sessions were initially videotaped to train therapists in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder – they are shockingly intimate; taking us inside a mind in the throes of a fascinating disorder and revealing the power of the human mind to protect the self by disconnecting from traumatic memories.

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