FROM SHOCK TO AWE

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Themes:
Human Interest
Year:
2018
Country:
USA / Canada
Running Time:
87′
Production:
Les Films Adobe International
Director:
Luc Côté & Janine Sagert
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SYNOPSIS

Following the journeys of Michael and Matt, two U.S. combat veterans and their families when they decide to leave the pharmaceutical drugs behind as they seek relief from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by their experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. They enter the unknown, mind-expanding world of cannabis, ayahuasca and MDMA (Ecstasy). Filmed over 3 years, it takes an intimate look at how these substances, in this case mainly ayahuasca can be used successfully to heal our wounded soldiers—and, by extension, their families. It changed their lives, just when you thought there was no more hope.


MORE ABOUT DIRECTOR – Luc Côté & Janine Sagert

Luc Côté has been directing and producing films since the age of 14, traveling extensively around the world to make social documentaries that capture the human spirit. In the early 80s, he founded his first production company in New York City, On Track Video. In 1986, he moved back to Montreal and, with Robbie Hart, launched Adobe Productions. Together they produced and directed more than 30 films including two award-winning documentary series: Turning 16 and Rainmakers.

Dr. Janine Sagert’s life has uniquely equipped her to help tell the story of combat veterans suffering from PTSD and their transformative healing journeys with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and medical marijuana. She brings to the role of Content Producer an uncommon blend of formal education, professional achievement, and personal experience that is infused with her indomitable spirit.


FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2017 TBA
World Premiere


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