This documentary observes a study examining how the resting brain responds to MDMA. Led by David Nutt, Edmond J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, and Professor Val Curran from University College London, the research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the effects of MDMA in healthy volunteers under laboratory conditions.
They dominate medical research, conceal negative trial results and sell us outrageously expensive medicines, about the ineffectiveness and risks of which they have long been aware. These are the stunning secrets of the pharmacuetical industry.
A compelling documentary presented by Laverne Cox, who rose to fame in the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black as trans woman, Sophia Burset. The program hears from seven trans youth, aged from 12 to 24 years old, about what it means to them to be transgender, and explores intersections of identity and race through the eyes of youth with varying levels of support from their parents and peers.
Simon is a successful businessman with a loving family and large circle of friends whose world falls apart when he is diagnosed with an aggressive form of motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Within weeks of the diagnosis the disease causes Simon to lose the use of his voice. Faced with the prospect of a rapid physical decline, Simon tells his family that he is considering ending his life at a Swiss suicide clinic. Filmed and directed by award-winning filmmaker Rowan Deacon, and made in partnership with the Open University, this intimate and deeply moving film follows Simon and his family and friends as they grapple with the huge moral, emotional and legal dilemmas around Simon's choice. Their conflicting perspectives unearth difficult questions for Simon which mean that his heart-wrenching decision is hanging in the balance until the very end.
Shot against the back-drop of the recent parliamentary debate on the assisted dying bill, Simons remarkable story explores the complex human questions at the heart of this deeply divisive issue. Follow the conversation on twitter: #SBSDoco (From the UK) (Documentary)
British actor Stephen Fry embarks on a deeply personal journey: HIV. Stephen delves into the complex world of HIV and, in his usual critical but compassionate manner, examines society's understanding of the virus.