Mumbai homoeopaths congregated to watch the unique global film, Just One Drop on homoeopathy, the system of medicine that has been practiced over 200 years!
For the first time in history, a global film on homoeopathy has been made by an American movie maker, Laurel Chiten. Prominent homoeopaths of Mumbai hosted a special screening in tandem with the world premiere of the film, congregating to show their allegiance to homeopathy. In other words, it was simply an opportunity for them to come together and celebrate this occasion. More so, celebrities, also firm believers of homoeopathy, Gracy Singh and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and world renowned homoeopath Dr.Rajan Sankaran, Dr.Meghna Shah – Dean, The Other Song, Dr.Jayesh Shah, Dr.Mahesh Gandhi, Dr.Divya Chhabra among many others were also present at the occasion.
Just One Drop takes a no-holds-barred look at homoeopathy and how it treats the entire person, not just the disease, on how it is a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body to cure itself.
Producer/director Laurel Chiten has been critiquing and influencing social issues for over 25 years. Her 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. Her previous films have gained her acknowledgment and respect from doctors, researchers and institutions including Harvard Medical School, UCLA, MIT, and Harvard University.
Her films include: Twisted (2006) about people with the neurological disorder, dystonia. Touched, (2003) about people who think they have had contact with aliens and the Harvard psychiatrist who believed them. The Jew in the Lotus (1999), about a group of rabbis that met with the Dalai Lama, and Twitch and Shout (1994) about people living with Tourette Syndrome, nominated for a national Emmy. The intention in all her work is to entertain her audiences while educating them.
Marc Wishengrad, the director of photography, camera operator, and lighting director has appeared in numerous award-winning films. Wishengrad was Emmy nominated for his camera work on one of the first reality TV shows, Discovery?s Trauma: Life in the ER. Most recently, The Curse of Micah Rood has won film festival awards including the prestigious HDFest?s 2009 ?Deffie? for Best Cinematography in an HD Short.? For over a decade, Marc has found a niche as a medical documentarian. He has shot surgical procedures and has made fundraising films about patients whose lives were saved at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Marc is fulfilling a life-long ambition documenting the wonders of the world?s cultural healing traditions.? Under the project The Healing World, Marc has filmed ceremonies in Japan, Southern Italy, Bermuda, Nigeria, Hawaii and Brazil.
Tamara Taddeo, Camera (India, Haiti, Montreal) Tamara has directed a snowboarding series (5 episodes) for a sport channel in Quebec called RDS and a documentary short Cold Rust that played in festivals around the world.? Tamara is presently directing and shooting a film about ?Unschooling?. Before directing and filming her own documentaries, she worked as a continuity supervisor on fiction films. Tamara graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal.
This film is unique for all who practice homoeopathy or believe and are touched by it in some from or the other.? Hence the screening was followed by a meet and discussion on the integration of homoeopathy with allopathy for better treatment of patients. Patients also narrated their experiences.?
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