Seemingly hopeless drug addict Adrianne is at the end of her tether, suicidal and despairing of ever freeing herself from heroin and methadone – or the opioids prevalent around Death Alley in downtown Vancouver. She seeks the help of a network of alternative healers who provide the psychedelic medicines psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and the rainforest shrub iboga. The use of these to treat depression and anxiety is a growing area of research, and the application of “micro-dosing” has been found to have remarkable success in even the most intractable cases.
Dosed follows Adrianne on her journey to hell and back as she undergoes numerous “trips” – including psychotherapeutic and shamanic sessions – in her struggle for sobriety. Tyler Chandler’s directorial debut manages to be both a compelling investigative documentary, while remaining an intimate and sensitive portrait.
An award-winning venue in the heart of Byron Bay. Lovingly called ‘Festival HQ’ the inaugural festival occurred here in January 2006 screening just 55 Australian Films and BBFF has grown steadily every year and grown its presence across the Community Centre.
The films screening here are eclectic, colourful, quirky, sometimes challenging, sometimes inspirational, but always intriguing, just like Byron’s own uniquely diverse community. Completed in late 2002, The Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. This multi-purpose facility hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20+ years it has established many community services, helping create over 60 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.