The Sheffield Institute for International Development (#SIIDfilms), Students for Global Health, and the Film Unit are proud to announce the first in the Sheffield Global Health Film Series 2019.

Magic Medicine (Dir. Monty Wates. 2018)

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.

This remarkable film follows three volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.

With deeply moving footage of the ‘trips’ the patients go on, as well as interviews providing scientific and political context, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

Admission is free. All are welcome – staff, students and others.

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