The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD (2011)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland, Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This documentary explores the history of the drug LSD, as a chemical compound discovered by Albert Hofmann in 1943 in the Basel chemistry lab. Subsequent experiments conducted by Hofmann on himself and fellow scientists would prove almost spiritual in magnitude, creating a cultural phenomenon that would remain a source of questions and controversy for decades to come.




altered-states, hallucinogenic-drug, LSD, retrospective