NZ Homeopathic Society Fundraising Event
A documentary exploring the myths and the facts surrounding homeopathy brought to you by first-time filmmaker, Ananda More.
Filmmaker and homeopath Ananda More becomes the target of a smear campaign against homeopathy, propelling her to travel the world and uncover whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective or a mere placebo that endangers lives
When meeting with scientists, skeptics, practitioners and patients, Ananda unravels the high drama and intrigue that envelops homeopathy today.
Current science postulates that it can’t work because we can’t prove how it works. Similarly, in the past science could observe gravity and electricity before it could explain it. However, homeopathy is not granted the same latitudes or research and instead is the target of attacks, which disregards ever-growing volumes of compelling data.
In her travels Ananda also sees how homeopathy is being used to treat cancer in India, support the use of anti-retroviral medication for HIV/AIDS in Africa and prevent common epidemics in Cuba.
She also visits and interviews scientists at university laboratories, where cutting edge experiments prove once again that maybe science can’t always explain know how nature works.
However one thing becomes certain as intrepid professionals expose their work: homeopathy offers a deep and gentle support, in contrast to conventional medicine, which focuses primarily on symptom relief and toxic treatments that can have irreversible or life threatening side effects.
With homeopathy-friendly Switzerland as the final stop, Ananda reveals how ultimately, those most affected by policies that support prolonged treatment and subsequent profits are the people themselves, who are now being denied accurate information about their health choices.
Six years ago, Ananda was at a personal crossroad, frustrated with the portrayal of homeopathy in the media but deep down questioning herself if homeopathy's effectiveness was an elaborate placebo effect.
She decided to join her two passions, storytelling and homeopathy, and travel the world looking to discuss these issues with skeptics, scientists, practitioners and patients. Until then, the only mainstream media available were television specials, news articles and radio, all equally intent on giving a negative, biased perspective on homeopathy. Numerous clinical trials and studies were misrepresented or concealed altogether. The inaccurate narrative struck her not only dishonest but dangerous for the future of medicine, science and academic freedom.
While her 12 years of experience in homeopathy gave her unique access to the scientific community and highly secretive operation in Cuba, Ananda's 10 years experience in theatre writing and directing, prepared her to seize the moment.
From a hut in a Masai village to a high-tech laboratory in India, from speaking with high profile experts to sharing a candid moment with debilitated patients, life's path seemed to have prepared her to be fully present and of service in each of those moments. Even her own past of doubt and skepticism served as a counterbalancing force to remain objective with the findings while understanding and being respectful of skeptics.
It's Ananda's hope that the confluence of her skills and background help bring a more honest portrayal of homeopathy to a larger audience. In doing so, broaden the discussion of what's possible.
Rebecca has been a long term volunteer with Homeopathy For Health in Africa. She is based in Auckland.
Rebecca will be holding a question and answer session after the movie to discuss the African component of the movie. Rebecca was in Tanzania when the movie was filmed.
Fairway Events Centre,
17A Silverfield Wairau Valley, Auckland
Date and Time:
Tuesday 3 March, 2019
Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start
Complimentary light refreshments and snacks available, Raffles, spot prizes