Can magic mushrooms cure depression? Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
The Andes - in all its diversity - is the spine of South-America. We traverse six countries, focusing on work, economy, health and migration, to find out how South America is doing and which changes are taking place in the continent some call an investors paradise, while others say is still a mess...
Scientists from Europe, the United States and Canada, many of them pioneers in the field, offer convincing evidence that play is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it has the power to make animals and humans smarter, healthier and more likely to survive.
Hua Ze was an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings. As she begins her own reporting, pressure from the government is swift, and her world is turned upside down.
Combining scientific, religious and anthropological perspectives on the use of Ayahuasca in modern society, and in parallel with the director Fausto Noro’s own healing process, Ayhuasca: Expansion of Consciousness provides for the first time, a holistic, yet balanced view of this controversial subject.
Elderly people are disappearing in Las Vegas. Deemed incompetent, they are removed from their homes, drugged, and dumped in nursing homes against their will. Their autonomy is stolen, dignity destroyed, healthcare jeopardized, and life savings pillaged — all without their consent.
Mr. Fish, once a successful, outrageous editorial cartoonist, finds that his profession is dying. Can he raise a family and maintain his defiant voice when dangerous humour has no market?
Should we be giving doctors the right to end the lives by euthanasia? The cost of treatment is putting pressure on a fraught decision making process, and the many question the motives of those tasked with making the decisions. How are these highly disputed laws affecting the most vulnerable amongst us?
John Daly, an ex-neo-Nazi skinhead, fled to Israel after his own gang attempted to murder him for being Jewish. Years later he receives an e-mail from someone in his long forgotten past - a former friend and fellow ex-neo-Nazi - sending them both on a painful journey of self discovery.
With heartfelt stories, Dying to Live takes us into the worlds of those awaiting and going through organ transplants, and with penetrating insight explores the policy failures that allow this to happen. Finally, Dying to Live offers solutions to a very easily solvable crisis.
In the Executioner’s Shadow casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories. As the battle over capital punishment heats up, this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about the meaning of justice.
Sticky explores what has been referred to throughout history as both a form of self-love and self-abuse. When confusion about sexuality remains at the root of so many societal problems – rape, sexual abuse, and the threat of sexually transmitted diseases – we explore a subject that touches us all.