Director: Martin Witz Year: 2011 Genre: documentary Runtime: 90 min. Country: Switzerland, Germany Actors: Trevor J. Roling, Hanspeter Müller, Mario Skarabelli, Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, Martin A. Lee, James S. Ketchum
A documentary film about the history and study of the most powerful psychotropic substance - LSD. In 1938 Albert Hofmann - the chemist from Switzerland, was the first time the substance was synthesized from lysergic acid, which was called LSD-25. What is the effect of this substance on living organisms can be psychoactive, discovered by accident, when in April 1943 Albert Hofmann himself, deliberately, the first people who took LSD. The effect is that the creator of the substance itself is not felt on the day he described in his book. And in the early 50-ies of large psychiatric institutions the world began to use the drug as a treatment against schizophrenia. Later, the US government funded the CIA secret project in which numerous experiments were conducted in order to determine the potential effect of LSD on living organisms. At numerous conferences dedicated to this topic, the researchers expressed at the time a very controversial opinion. The attitude to the widespread use of the drug has been mixed. Until now, the world has many supporters as the medical use of LSD, and opponents of such an approach. The effect of expansion of consciousness and the acute sensitivity of some sensory organs, according to many scientists - an irrational approach, leading to the disintegration of personality. With the help of this site you can download The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD full movie in HD.