Take Your Pills

Take Your Pills

Take Your Pills

Award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry) explores the cost of America's obsession with Adderall and other prescription stimulants.

"Alternately characterised as an epidemic or a love affair, prescription stimulants like Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin have become a $13 billion industry in America. These drugs increase dopamine and adrenaline levels, promising a dose of performance enhancement for our hyper-competitive age. Take Your Pills applies a personal lens to the rise of Adderall and drugs like it, and places individual experiences within a larger socio-economic and historical framework. By incorporating various animation styles, graphics and archival, the film raises vital questions about our society today and where we are headed." (South by Southwest Film Festival)

201887 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Alison Klayman ('11/8/16', 'Op-Docs: Brown's 'Rape List,' Revisited', 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry')

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

What do patterns of drug consumption say about the broader cultures they belong to? It is a fascinating question with perhaps countless points of historical inquiry, from opium use in Chinese and Islamic societies to the proliferation of dope and LSD in the western world during the 1970s. We know things were swallowed, smoked, injected and snorted, but what did it all mean? Drawing observations about how drug use corresponds to larger societal issues and attitudes is no small task.

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