The Substance

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.

2011: THE SUBSTANCE – Albert Hoffmann’s LSD (Koproduktion) Documentary from Martin Wirz. Ventura Film in coproduction with RSI, Teleclub, Lichtblick Filmproduktion and Spotlight Media Productions AG.

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