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Magic Medicine

Dir: Monty Wates
Cast: Robin Carhart-Harris, Rosalind Watts
79mins   2018   UK   15   English   

Over two years, filmmaker Monty Wates 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.

This powerful feature length documentary reveals the deeply moving stories of three of these volunteers and their families, and the ambitious team running the ground-breaking trial at Imperial College London (ICL) who are hoping their controversial treatment will ultimately be made freely available on the NHS