Synopsis

By coincidence rather then by design the swiss chemist Albert Hofmann makes a sensational discovery in the spring of 1943. He realizes that he is dealing with a powerful molecule that will have an impact not only on the scientific world. THE SUBSTANCE - is an investigation into our troubled relation with LSD. Told from its beginnings until today.

 

SWISS FILM PRIZE "QUARTZ 2012" NOMINATIONS: Best Documentary

17th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL: Audience Award

PARISCIENCE 2012: Audacity Prize

360° CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL, MOSCOW: Special Jury Prize

 

DVD (Swiss release) AVAILABLE HERE