Millions of American are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden — from both doctors and patients — their dangerous side effects and long-term harm. Combining cinema verité and investigative journalism, Medicating Normal, follows the stories of five diverse Americans who were damaged by the very medications they believed would help them.
Directed by Lynn Cunningham, Wendy Ractliffe
Produced by Lynn Cunningham, Wendy Ractliffe, Muffie Meyer
Social Justice Documentary Competition