Better Living Through ChemistryCanada, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
If it weren't for the hypocrisy of drug prohibition, everyone would know these names: Sasha Shulgin (1925 - 2014) was a chemist who discovered nearly 200 psychedelic substances, including MDMA and 2CB. His wife and co-author, Ann Shulgin (b. 1931), is a lay therapist and a pioneer in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.
Sasha's revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but it was Ann's skills with people and words that spread these ideas to the wider culture. This is the story of how Ann met Sasha, and how the chemistry they created has given humanity a chance to evolve. Ann and Sasha achieved a kind of intimacy that most people only dream of. Sasha’s revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but Ann’s way with people and words helped spread these ideas to the wider culture.
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2021
Connie Littlefield is a Canadian filmmaker whose first feature HOFMANN'S POTION: THE EARLY YEARS OF LSD (2002), produced by the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the first documentaries to delve into the little-known early history of the world's most famous psychedelic. Her follow-up film, FEED YOUR HEAD (2010), won the Founder's Award at the Yorkton Film Festival and has reached a wide audience through natural health networks such as Gaia TV. BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY (2021) is her most recent feature film.
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Created by Connor, host of Union Jacked, Thursdays, 6-7PM
screened with a short film
The Stork Pin
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Peter van der Heyden