“Just One Drop: The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy”
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Seattle 10 Cinemas, 4500 9th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
The Seattle screening of “Just One Drop” is being hosted by the Washington State Homeopathy Association (a professional association) and the National Center for Homeopathy (a non-profit organization) and Melanie Grimes.
There are 300 million people using homeopathy around the world. Are they all mad?
Just One Drop: The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy tells the little-known
story about a system of medicine used by 300 million people around the world.
Screenings throughout the U.S. are followed by discussions on this health care system
hotly debated by governments, the medical community, and others.
Proponents argue that the medicines have survived on the free market for 200 years
despite organized efforts to eradicate homeopathy. While research continues on how
these medicines work, there is sufficient evidence from clinical trials and everyday use to
demonstrate benefits and that the medicines do, in fact, work. Word-of-mouth success
stories propelled U.S. sales to $1.196 billion in 2015 for products that depend very little
on advertising compared to traditional over-the-counter medications.
Opponents there is a lack of quality studies on homeopathic products, and that the theory behind
how the therapeutic system works is scientifically implausible.
‘Just One Drop’ interviewed advocates and skeptics across three continents to dispel myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy has been given a fair chance. The film challenges the current exclusionary mindset of modern medicine and could radically change how one views illness, health, and healing. Ultimately, the question of freedom of choice in health care is raised.
The film was received well during tours in England and Australia earlier this year. As one review from The Optimist Daily states: “Just One Drop may not end the controversy but it will help more people find a solution for many acute and chronic conditions that conventional medicine has no answer for. Just One Drop deserves a wide audience in a time with an increasing need for better health care solutions.”
About the Filmmaker: Director/Producer Laurel Chiten of Blind Dog Films has been critiquing and influencing social issues for more than 25 years. Her goal is to entertain audiences while educating them. Chiten’s high-profile films have screened at film festivals around the world; at universities and medical schools; won numerous awards; been nominated for an Emmy; and been broadcast on PBS’s Emmy-winning national series, Independent Lens and POV. She has gained the respect and acknowledgement of doctors, researchers, and institutions including Harvard University Medical school, UCLA, and MIT for her past films. Her previous works include: My Travels with Oliver (© 2017), Twisted (©2006), Touched (©2003) The Jew in the Lotus (©1998) Twitch
and Shout (© 1994) Emmy nominated. Reconnected (© 2011).
Media contact: Melanie Grimes, firstname.lastname@example.org
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