Science on Screen

National Evening Of Science On Screen®: DOPE IS DEATH

Directed by Mia Donovan

Canada, 2020, 1h 22min, DCO

Science on Screen

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A riveting time capsule that could not be more timely.”
The Hollywood Reporter

We will be joined for a post-screening discussion by AOMA Medical Director Dr. Xiaotian Shen.

In the 1970s, as drug addiction ravaged New York City, an extraordinary joint venture between the Black Panthers and Young Lords brought acupuncture detoxification to community clinics, under the leadership of Dr. Mutulu Shakur—Tupac Shakur’s stepfather. This new doc examines the legacy of this program. For this screening we will be joined by medical and natural health experts for a special panel about the issues raised in the film. Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Born into a family of multi-generational Chinese medicine practitioners, Xiaotian Shen was surrounded by the philosophies of healing and medicine, instilling in him an abiding love for his cultural heritage and its capacity for healing. Graduated from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and Hebrew University in Israel, he has been actively involved in the clinical practice and education of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for the past 30 years.