Feed Your Head
What causes mental illness? Do our thoughts, moods, and behaviours depend upon what we eat? Psychiatrists Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond met in Saskatchewan in 1951. They set out to prove that the symptoms of schizophrenia could be controlled with healthy, unprocessed food and large doses of vitamins. 60 years later, it looks like they may have been right.
Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey
Law enforcement officers are the first to respond when someone slips through a hole in the social safety net. Everyone who has a stake in that society needs to know what choices police are forced to make on the job.
Hofmann's Potion: The Early Years of LSD
is a documentary completed in 2002 that was written, researched, & directed by Conceptafilm director Connie Littlefield and produced by Kent Martin for the NFB's Atlantic Studio. It tells the stories of the nice old gents doing research in the 1940s, 50s, & 60s who really believed that LSD could change the world. Featuring interviews with Albert Hofmann, Myron Stolaroff, Stanislav Grof, Humphry Osmond, Abram Hoffer, Duncan Blewett, Ralph Metzner, Laura Archera Huxley, Ram Dass, and, in spirit & archival film only, Aldous Huxley, Captain Al Hubbard, and Timothy Leary.
All The Right Stuff
Another NFB production, directed & written by Connie Littlefield, completed in 1997. It is an in-depth look at the economic exploitation of adolescents in our world, as typified by a trip to the mall with Brendan.