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U.S. Premiere and Tour of Laurel Chiten Documentary Exploring Controversy about Homeopathy

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just One Drop: The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy tells the little-known story about a system of medicine used by 300 million people around the world. Screenings throughout the U.S. are followed by discussions on this health care system hotly debated by governments, the medical community, and others. A list of screening can be found at https://www.JustOneDropFilm.com/upcoming.

Award-winning filmmaker takes an in-depth look at homeopathy, a controversial system of medicine that some think could revitalize U.S. healthcare. This 200-year-old therapy is not validated by modern science, despite use by 300 million worldwide. The documentary film is on tour throughout the U.S.

Despite organized efforts to eradicate it, homeopathic medicine has survived on the free market for 200 years. While research continues on the mechanisms of action of these remedies, clinical data shows that that the medicines do, in fact, work. Word-of-mouth success stories propelled U.S. sales to $1.196 billion in 2015 for products that depend very little on advertising compared to traditional over-the-counter medications.

Opponents argue there is a lack of quality studies on homeopathic products, and that the theory behind how the therapeutic system works is scientifically implausible.

Interviews with advocates and skeptics across three continents dispel the myths and misconceptions, as Just One Drop seeks to answer the question of whether homeopathy has been given a fair chance or not. The film challenges the current exclusionary mindset of modern medicine and could radically change how one views illness, health, and healing. Ultimately, the question of freedom of choice in health care is raised.

The film was well-received during tours in England and Australia earlier this year. As one review from The Optimist Daily states. "Just One Drop may not end the controversy but it will help more people find a solution for many acute and chronic conditions that conventional medicine has no answer for. Just One Drop deserves a wide audience in a time with an increasing need for better health care solutions."

About the Filmmaker: Director/Producer Laurel Chiten of Blind Dog Films has been critiquing and influencing social issues for more than 25 years. Her goal is to entertain audiences while educating them. Chiten's 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. She has gained the respect and acknowledgement of doctors, researchers, and institutions including Harvard University and its medical school, UCLA, and MIT for her past films. Her previous works include: My Travels with Oliver (© 2017), Twisted (©2006), Touched (©2003) The Jew in the Lotus (©1998) Twitch and Shout (© 1994) Emmy nominated. Reconnected (© 2011).

SOURCE Blind Dog Films

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