Ivo Bystřičan: Even Drugs Are Science

Ivo Bystřičan: I drogy jsou věda

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Even drugs are science. In the case study of the series Czechia on Drugs, director Ivo Bystřičan takes us into the evolution of the project, where there were many ways to approach the topic and none of them seemed to be the right one.
The use of psychoactive substances is one of the most explosive social topics. It is used to train morality, to score political points, and to serve as a symbol of evil and a threat to society. How can it be discussed in a television documentary series in a way that says something new to users themselves—to parents worried about their young children, to the elderly, or to teenagers beginning to experiment? Is the form based solely on the talking heads of experts and professionals the least-effective?