Venue Barn Cinema
Running time 105 minutes
Director Monty Wates
Next date 28th February 8:00 pm
About this event
Can magic mushrooms cure depression? Over four years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial giving psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to volunteers suffering from the condition. His remarkable documentary debut follows three volunteers and their families, as well as the ambitious staff running the trial, who hope this controversial treatment may one day have the power to transform millions of lives. With moving
footage of the patients as they seek to cope with their mental health issues, this is an intimate, engaging portrait of both the impact depression can have on our lives, and the exciting potential of new drug therapies.
The screening will be followed by a discussion of the growing field of research into the medicinal potential of psychedelic substances with Dr Andy Letcher, author of Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom and Lecturer at Schumacher College here at Dartington.
2018 | UK
“Is society’s taboo disapproval needlessly holding back our understanding of this issue?”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
About the Barn
The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn.
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Visiting Dartington Hall
Dartington is an old place with a new story.
The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.