Magic Pills: Homeopathy – Promise or Placebo Documentary Screening

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Date(s) - September 17
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor


Is Homeopathy a Non-Toxic, Affordable and Effective Medicine? Or Dangerous Placebo?

August 15, 2018 – Magic Pills is a groundbreaking documentary premiering for the first time in Michigan on September 17 at the Michigan Theater. This film poses questions about the scientific evidence found to support homeopathy; and the answers may astound you. Filmmaker and homeopath, Ananda More, becomes the target of one of many media smear campaigns against homeopathy. This propels her to travel the world to uncover whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective or merely a placebo that endangers lives.

Magic Pills has been screened at film festivals including Rapid Lion Film Festival, The Finnish Film Foundation, Queretadoc Film Festival, and Illuminate Film Festival.

Screening Information

Date: September 17, 2018

Location: The Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 at the box office or online at

Following the film there will be a special Q&A with homeopathic provider, Umangini Desai from Bio Energy Medical Center

This screening is presented by Bio Energy Medical Center and Castle Remedies

About the film

Homeopathic medicine is one of the most widely used forms of alternative medicine on the planet but, despite its popularity, it has come under a great deal of scrutiny in recent years and is now a favorite target for skeptics and debunkers. The controversy surrounding homeopathic medicine is founded in the belief that something so highly diluted cannot work without violating the laws of chemistry. Magic Pills challenges viewers to decide for themselves by presenting new scientific discoveries, and real world successes that challenge these assumptions.

Many medical journals refuse to publish positive studies due to systemic bias, and the media can distort the truth by omitting information. The stakes are immense, if homeopathy works it could transform the medical system, and provide safe, affordable, and effective medicine. Is the truth being buried?

Journey with Ananda to Tanzania, where for the past 25 years a husband-and-wife duo of homeopathic doctors are using their skills to help thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the most remote regions of the country. To Cuba, where she was the only person from outside the country given permission to tell the story of how homeopathic medicine given to millions of people stopped an epidemic in just a few weeks. To Kolkata, India, where the Banerji Clinic is having unparalleled success treating otherwise incurable brain tumors and other forms of cancer. To Mumbai, India where an MIT trained chemical engineer has discovered nanoparticles in the most dilute medicines. And finally to Switzerland, where a government-commissioned study led to by the public health-insurance program covering homeopathy.

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