A young West-Indian woman leaves the restaurant where she worked far into the night. She meets her dealer, then a taxi driver from Guadeloupe …
When it comes to drugs like heroin, cocaine or ecstasy, for example, associating, of course, the notions of lack of addiction and potentially deadly. But when it comes to cannabis, things are less clear. The consumption of the drug, commonly known as hashish, of shit, grass or marijuana, is trivialized by some ... and demonized by others. What is it? Cannabis is the drug soft, "natural" and therefore harmless described by the younger? Or a drug which can be dangerously addicted?
There is no world without drugs, there has never been any. However the legal measures, mainly criminalizing and repressive, have not succeeded in eradicating either the circulation, the sale, the trafficking or the consumption of drugs. On the contrary, drugs are ever more present and easily available.
Prohibition has increased even more social, sanitary, security … problems than it has solved them.
An ant tells of how it became reliant on antflying (fourmivol) to ensure it kept its job on the anthill.
There are no theater actors, neither from the cinema. Just people playing there own role.
Modern dropouts sleeping on the help of a generous society... sleeping on some kind of mysticism.
Originals products of the 70's and the drugs, they make us travel in the human naivety and procrastination...
Clinical research is a major step in the development of new anti-cancer drugs, and an opportunity for treatment of the patients who participate. It is ruled by specific laws which aim to increase the reliability of results and the security of patients. This 15 min film presents the practical aspects of clinical research as it is performed in the Oscar Lambret Center, based on contributions of its various "actors" and of patients.
Drugs. At last a field where France remains undefeated. But are the French really sicker than the rest of the world ? Or could the causes for this drug bulimia lie elsewhere ? Let's follow a drug's journey inside the French health system. And let's ask straight to the authorities and the pharmaceutical laboratories about their responsibilities.
In official competition
Maria Castano, a resident of the Liege region, suddenly healed from lung cancer at an advanced stage, which, however, condemned her the short term. A wonder drug? Almost. Thanks to a very specific action on the components of cancer cells, new treatments are able to stop the spreading of some cancers. Matière Grise discovers how these new drugs offer hope ...
What if there was a way of finding a vaccine agains bad habits ? Smoking for example. In this field, there is a rush going on to develop vaccines against various forms of dependencies. And not only smoking, but also cocaine, heroine or barbiturics. Matiere Grise has met the Swiss researcher who has filed a patent for a vaccine against dependencies. A doctor who may be able to tell his patient to finally say : "Yes, this time I really quit smoking!"
The objective of the film is to encourage the audience to think and debate about problems caused by the usage of psycho-stimulating products -licit or illicit- and their consequences concerning usage, abuse and addiction.
The dolorous drift of a young woman, home ironer, who starts her working day with a first glass of alcohol…
A young man, renounced by his mother, is looking for his little sister in order that she executes a "job" for him…
How are drugs developed? This video shows the long and incredible story of a tablet, from the research done in the labs to its final commercialisation after all the safety tests are done.