A new documentary film, Magic Medicine, asks the increasingly pressing question, can magic mushrooms cure depression? The documentary is the result of four years research by filmmaker Monty Wates. He was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression. The film, entitled, follows three volunteers and their families and includes footage of the drug experiences and the volunteers states of mind before and after. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and Chartered Clinical Psychologist. The discussion will be chaired by Yvonne Awenat, Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and a Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience of working in senior positions in the NHS.
Wed 12 Dec, Odeon Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN. Tel: 0333 014 4501, 6pm, £6, www.ourscreen.com
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Published on: Sun 11 Nov 2018