The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD (2011) DVD9
In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our framework of time and space upside down. The story of a drug - its discovery in the Basel chemistry lab, the first experiments by Albert Hofmann on himself, the 1950s experiments of the psychiatrists, the consciousness researchers, the artists.

Martin Witz's fascinating film traces the history of the drug, from its early tests, possible military applications and to its eventual fame as drug-of-choice for the hippie generation, and it is a wonderfully mounted montage of archive footage and interviews that makes for compulsive viewing.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:29:00 | 6.16 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Deutsch, Italiano
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Director: Martin Witz
Cast: Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, Ken Kesey, Ronald Reagan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Nixon
Country: Switzerland, Germany

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