‘Sacred Weeds’ is a 50 minute documentary film, produced by Sarah Marris, and her production company TVF.
It is a four part television series investigating the cultural impact of psychoactive plants on early civilizations.
This series was hosted by Dr Andrew Sherratt, The Reader in European Pre-History at the University of Oxford, and later appointed as a Professor of Archaeology.
In each episode the series investigated one psychoactive plant and its cultural significance. Three specialists of various scientific disciplines were invited to monitor two volunteers who had taken each plant. Each episode began and ended with Sherratt inscribing his diary with his reflections on the series’ scientific and cultural investigations.
Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan graduated at Princeton, and for the past several years he has worked as Vice-President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of I...