So many discussions, research, and awareness campaigns are going on about mental health. Drug addictions, depression, etc., are some of the major issues one faces if one is not mentally healthy. Netflix is going to stream a docuseries about the same topic: How to Change Your Mind, a docuseries based on the book of the same name by Michael Pollan. Here’s everything you need to know.
How to Change Your Mind—A new docuseries on Netflix
Michael Pollan talks about some mind-altering drugs in the book ‘How to Change Your Mind’. The book explores the history of the science of psychedelics. It unearths the early findings on the role of psychedelics in treating anxiety, depression, and addiction.
The documentary will be in 4 parts and is going to talk about the same topic discussed above. Each part focuses on a different mind-altering substance, like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline. The viewers will travel to the frontiers of the new psychedelic renaissance. They will look back at the almost forgotten historical context that explores the potential of these materials to heal and change minds, along with the culture.
The release date and more details about the docuseries
The mind-altering docuseries will premiere on Netflix on July 12th, 2022. The director of the series is Emmy-nominated Alison Ellwood, who has also directed films like Laurel Canyon: A place in Time, Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place, etc. The co-director is the Emmy-winning, and Oscar-nominated director, Lucy Walker.
The producers are Gibney’s Jigsaw Production in association with Tree Tree Tree, along with others. Pollan commented on the hardship of creating the docuseries and said, “It’s one thing to describe the powerful effects of these substances in a book, and quite another to evoke that experience, and its incredible potential for healing, on the screen, as the Netflix adaptation of How to Change Your Mind has masterfully done.”
Indeed, it is hard to capture the essence of experiments of such kinds. The screening of this king of a topic must be accurate yet appealing to the audience. The truthfulness of it makes it believable. Gibney adds to it and says, “I was thrilled to help bring Michael Pollan’s book to the screen. It’s so important – a revelation about how some hallucinogens, once vilified, can lead to mindfulness. New science shows that these drugs can save lives and change our minds, helping us to live better lives.”
Indeed, it will be interesting to watch this mind-altering docuseries. What do you think? Will you stream How to Change Your Mind?