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+ Les champignons hallucinogènes

Ralf Breier & Claudia Kuhland, 2001, DE, video, vt fr , 41'

A history of the sometimes conflictual history of the relationship between magic mushrooms and mankind. From sacred fungus to party drug through medicinal uses, ancient and future.

+ Psychedelic science

Bill Eagles, 1997, GB, video, ov st fr, 47'

A review of the scientific interest and research elicited by psychedelics since the appearance of LSD. Mass consumption made legislation turn prohibitive, but new pioneers are challenging the status quo.

On Jan 20, Valerie Mojeiko will talk about the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and its work. www.maps.org

20.01 > 19:00 + 12.02 > 18:00


+ Ibogaine, Rite of Passage

Ben De Loenen, 2004, NL, video, ov ang st fr, 50'

The active ingredient of and African rootbark is a radical remedy against addiction. Strangely, it is also illegal. Why wouldn’t the industry be interested in a simple and cheap medicine against this heavy burden on society?

+ Takiwasi, la maison qui chante

Olivier Taymans & Irvic D'Olivier, 2005, FR, audio, , 48'

A radio documentary about an unusual drug rehab centre in Peru that uses the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca, a traditional Amazonian medicine, as its main tool for detoxication.

A discussion will follow with four guests from the drug rehab field.

+ Jungle trip

Gavin Searle, 2001, GB, video, ov st fr, 49'

Actor and psychonaut Piers Gibbon sets out for the rainforest to find a psychoactive plant. His quest for the shrub takes on epic aspects and swiftly turns into anxious introspection into his own personality.

21.01 > 20:00


+ Ibogaine, Rite of Passage

Ben De Loenen, 2004, NL, video, ov ang st fr, 50'

The active ingredient of and African rootbark is a radical remedy against addiction. Strangely, it is also illegal. Why wouldn’t the industry be interested in a simple and cheap medicine against this heavy burden on society?

+ Takiwasi, la maison qui chante

Olivier Taymans & Irvic D'Olivier, 2005, FR, audio, , 48'

A radio documentary about an unusual drug rehab centre in Peru that uses the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca, a traditional Amazonian medicine, as its main tool for detoxication.

A discussion will follow with four guests from the drug rehab field.

+ Jungle trip

Gavin Searle, 2001, GB, video, ov st fr, 49'

Actor and psychonaut Piers Gibbon sets out for the rainforest to find a psychoactive plant. His quest for the shrub takes on epic aspects and swiftly turns into anxious introspection into his own personality.

21.01 > 20:00


+ Images du monde visionnaire

Eric Duvivier et Henri Michaux, 1963, FR, video, ov fr , 38'

Poet Henri Michaux and scientific filmmaker Eric Duvivier team up for an attempt at reproducing the visual aspects of the effects of mescaline and haschisch.

+ Los Pascoleros - Tarahumaras 85

Raymonde Carasco, 1996, FR, 16mm, ov fr , 27'

Raymonde Carasco follows the trail of Antonin Artaud in Tarahumara country. This part portrays the Easter rituals of this Mexican tribe.

28.01 > 18:00


Raymonde Carasco, 1999, FR, 16mm, ov fr , 65'

The words of the last of the Tarahumara shamans alternate with Artaud’s texts about Ciguri, the higher plane of consciousness they access through peyote rituals.

Raymonde Carasco will meet the audience after the screening.

28.01 > 20:00


Gavin Searle, 2001, GB, video, ov st fr, 49'

Actor and psychonaut Piers Gibbon sets out for the rainforest to find a psychoactive plant. His quest for the shrub takes on epic aspects and swiftly turns into anxious introspection into his own personality.

Piers Gibbon will take questions after the screening on Feb 3.

03.02 > 20:00 + 17.02 > 22:00


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04.02 > 20:00


Our buddy Jack Stevenon shows off his fine collection of unique bits and pieces of drug-related films. The combination of dry wit and ludicrous propaganda never fails to amuse.

04.02 > 20:00


Other World

D¹autres mondes

Jan Kounen, 2004, FR, 35mm, ov fr , 75'

Filmmaker Jan Kounen tries to shed light on the ayahuasca phenomenon from both angles ­ Western and Amazonian. He portrays shaman Kestembetsa and his people, and seeks scientific and philosophical comments from Western experts and amateurs.

29.01 > 22:00 + 09.02 > 20:00


Max Whitby, 1978, GB, ov st fr, 80'

LSD always makes for good stories, and this one is not only about acid icons from the 60"s, but also about what exactly made the drug so attractive and successful. Very nicely filmed, with rarely seen footage.

10.02 > 20:00 + 19.02 > 18:00


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