Just One Drop, a film about homeopathy. The History. The Mystery. The Promise.
Critics love to attack it. It’s been called everything from pseudo science to junk medicine. Yet, homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and used by millions all over the world. Just One Drop takes us on the journey of this medical practice, its history, the current research, the use of homeopathy for modern day illnesses, and the heated on-going controversy. Just One Drop tells a no-holds-barred look at the most controversial form of medicine ever invented. Homeopathy treats the entire person, not just the disease. It’s a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body to cure itself. It is these tiny doses that causes the most controversy. Researchers believe there is a release of energy in water that becomes mysteriously dynamic. Others think it’s purely psychological or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet millions claim homeopathy cures even though there is not yet a satisfying scientific explanation. It remains a mystery.
Laurel Chiten is an award winning independent filmmaker, making films for over 30 years. Her films include: Twisted (2006) about people with the neurological disorder, dystonia. Touched (2003) about people who think they have had contact with aliens and the Harvard psychiatrist who believed them. The Jew in the Lotus (1999), about a group of rabbis that met with the Dalai Lama, and Twitch and Shout (1994) about people living with Tourette Syndrome, nominated for a national Emmy. Ms. Chiten’s is known for giving audiences an intimate experience into the worlds of those who are marginalized, using sensitivity and humor.
She is a two- time recipient of Independent Television Service (ITVS) funding. Her films have screened at film festivals around the world, and been broadcast on PBS’s national series Independent Lens, and POV. Chiten was an artist in resident at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. She received a residency scholarship at Yaddo and the MacDowell Artist Colony. Laurel also was an editing consultant for Andy Wilson’s most recent film, Under Our Skin, about Lyme Disease short listed for a 2010 Oscar.