Descending the Mountain

donderdag 22 september

 

Screening of this movie is part of a Studium Generale series on ‘Psychedelics’. (www.wur.nl/studiumgenerale) Free entrance for WUR-card holders.

Maartje Nevejan – Swiss, 2021 – 78 minutes – language: English/German, subtitles English

A monastery on the top of Mount Rigi, Switzerland. A group of monks, experienced Zen practitioners, take magic mushrooms for the first time in their lives. What will happen? And what can their experiences learn us about the essence of mystical experience?

The movie is more than the report on an experiment. Director Maartje Nevejan took great care to find a visual language for inner life, re-inventing the iconic visual language of the Sixties to evoke a psychedelic experience.