Hunting for Hedonia 2019 Ages 15+

12.30PM Sun 29 Mar 2020 (1hr 27mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Hunting for Hedonia examines the recent revival of the controversial and extraordinary medical technique Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), first used by pioneers in the 1960s. The treatment has led to incredible progress with hard-to-treat illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, severe depression and eating disorders. Its reliability and potential misuse however is raising questions. If DBS can manipulate the human brain, might medicine have the power to change a person’s personality and emotions?

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 87 MINUTES, DENMARK/ BRAZIL/ GERMANY/ USA/ UK, ENGLISH, GERMAN / DIRECTOR: PERNILLE ROSE GRØNKJÆR / SCRIPT: LONE FRANK, PERNILLE ROSE GRØNKJÆR / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BEN BERNHARD / EDITOR: CLAUDIO HUGHES / PRODUCTION CO: SIDSEL LØNVIG SIERSTED / DANISH DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION, SIGRID JONSSON DYEKJÆR / DANISH DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JOURNEYMAN PICTURES