ROUGH CUT SCREENINGS:
MONTY WATES - MAGIC MEDICINE (2017)
Otherfield offers a big thank you to Lizzie Gillett, producer of the well known climate change movie Age of Stupid, for nominating this year’s rough cut screening.
Magic Medicine is Monty Wates’s first feature length documentary. He spent 15 months filming patients with treatment-resistant depression before, during and after a controversial medical trial run by Imperial College, London. After decades of suffering could a ‘magic mushroom’ psychedelic trip be the cure these patients have been desperate for? And will the precocious neuroscientist running the trial be successful in getting this treatment available on the NHS? It is a film which enlightens us to the horrors of depression and unravels our perception of magic mushrooms.
Audience members are encouraged to give feedback and comments which will be vital to Monty in seeing this film through to its final cut.