Better Living Through Chemistry
In the 1970s, Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin significantly contributed to the development and psychopharmaceutical use of MDMA: a catalyst to personal doors entombed or unknown. His widow, co-author, and research partner, Ann—alongside friends, family, and colleagues—gives a guided tour of their life and laboratory, reflecting on how risks and revelations opened a world of compound enlightenment. Stippled with spirituality, sadness, and skepticism, the Shulgins’ chemical love story examines the power of psychedelic psychotherapy, sacred alchemy, and challenging the path of misunderstood resistance.


Director:  Connie Littlefield
Producer:  Connie Littlefield
Cinematographers:  Sue Johnson, Kyle Cameron
Editor: James Yates
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  87 minutes