Director

Luc Côté
Director / Producer

Luc Côté has been directing and producing films since
the age of 14, traveling extensively around the world to make social documentaries that capture the human spirit.

In the early 80s, he founded his first production company in New York, On Track Video. In 1986, he moved back to Montreal and, with Robbie Hart, launched Adobe Productions. Together they produced and directed more than 30 films including two award-winning documentary series: Turning 16 and RainmakersTurning 16, a series about teenagers filmed in Africa, Asia and South America, has been broadcast in more than 40 countries and received several national and international awards, including the prestigious Japan Prize sponsored by the NHK TV network and a Gémeaux Award from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

In 2005, he directed Operation Homecoming/Crash Landing, a film about post-traumatic stress disorder within the Canadian army. It created a passionate debate in Canada and helped raise awareness leading to changes within the army. It was shown in many festivals around the world and won several awards including an Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Documentary at the Hot Docs Toronto Festival in 2005. Luc has also directed films for other production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, Macumba International, Virage and Erezi Productions.

In 2010, he co-directed, with Patricio Henriquez, You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo, a feature-length documentary that uses security camera footage from Guantánamo Bay prison to show the interrogation of Omar Khadr, then just 16 years told, by a Canadian intelligence officer over a period of four days. To date it has won 10 documentary film awards, most notably the prestigious Special Jury award from the IDFA.

Producers

Maxi Cohen
Executive Producer

Maxi Cohen is an independent filmmaker whose feature documentary films play  in movie theaters, on TV internationally, in festivals, and have influenced two generations of  documentary filmmakers.   

Janine Sagert, Ph.D
Content Producer

Dr. Janine Sagert’s life has uniquely equipped her to help tell the story of combat veterans suffering from PTSD and their transformative healing journeys with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and medical marijuana. She brings to the role of Content Producer an uncommon blend of formal education, professional achievement, and personal experience that is infused with her indomitable spirit.

Kevin Kraus
Producer

Kevin Kraus has been a businessman and investor for the past thirty-five years. Recently he started a new career as a producer. His first and most recent production, You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 days inside Guantanamo, was shown in more than 70 festivals around the world and won several international awards. It was also broadcast in dozens of countries. As an active participant in events such as Burning Man, and a practitioner of yoga and meditation, he brings a heightened awareness of new currents in the cultural zeitgeist.

The Crew

Director – Editor
Luc Côté
Content Producer
Janine Sagert
Executive Producer
Maxi Cohen
Producers
Luc Côté
Janine Sagert
Kevin Kraus
Associate Producers
Robert J. Barnhart
John and Lanette Kinnaird
Jack and Diane Stuppin

Research
Janine Sagert
Luc Côté
Camera & Sound
Luc Côté
Additional camera
Rénald Bellemare
Christopher Beaver
Additional Sound
Chantal Rhéaume
Aaron DelGrosso
Original Music
Robert Marcel Lepage
Recording, Editing, Mixing of the music
Robin Girard
Musician
Robin Girard
Ceremonial Music
‘Wacan Chan’ from the album ‘Tree of Life’
Loren Nerell: Ambient sound worlds, Indonesian Gamelan instruments, all mixing and mastering
Mark Seelig: Bansuri flutes and vocals
Max Link: all percussion
Pankaj Mishra: Sarangi
Songs: The Phoenix
Composers:  Bonnie Bishop & Arpini Sarkisian
Performer: Bonnie Bishop
Publisher: Plan BB Music (BMI) Songwriting With:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

The Producers want to thank
Songwriting With:Soldiers
www.SongwritingWithSoldiers.org
Title Sequence
Robert Audet
Editing Consultants
Denis Boisvert
Maxi Cohen
Aube Foglia
Nadine Fournelle
Michel Grou
Robbie Hart
Andrea Henriquez
Patricio Henriquez
Judy Irving
Jon Kalinda
Bobbi-Jo Krals
Mitch Schultz
On-Line Editing
Denis Boisvert
Sound Design & Editing
Claude Langlois
Audio Postproduction SPR
Foley Artist
Nicolas Gagnon
Foley Recording
Benoît Leduc
Audio Mix
Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
Communications Director
Carolyn Pritchard
Web & Poster Design
Lakshmi Narayan – Awake Media
Robert Audet
Susan Butler

Image for the Poster
The Journey Within by Cameron Gray
Legal Support
Paul Morissette
Lussier & Khouzam
Insurance  E & O
Lucie Trottier
Globalex
Consultants
Sue Sisley, MD
Jordi Riba, PhD
Draulio B de Araujo, PhD
Stan Grof, MD, PhD
Marcela Ot’alora, MA
Chris Kilham
Saj Razvi, MA, LPC
Mark Seelig, PhD
Oliver Williams
Accountant
John Chretien
Fiscal Sponsorship
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Archives
War footage courtesy of Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Ayahuasca preparation sequence courtesy of “Spectral Alchemy and Mitch Schultz from DMT: The Spirit Molecule”
Vera Yu and David Li/Flickr
Hayne Palmour Iv/San Diego Union-Tribune via ZUMA Press
Transcription
Rafaël Barnwell
Molly Winawer
Translation
Manuela Ene
International Sales
Jan Rofekamp
Films Transit International
Special Thanks
Ryan LeCompte | Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy
Chris Young | Founder of Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth
Fabian Henry | Marijuana for Trauma
Kevin Richardson and Sean Kiernan | Weed for Warriors Project
Aaron Newsome and Jason Sweatt | Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance
Hospitality and Moral Support
Tim and Andrea Campbell
Ian Benouis
Nancy Dallett
Sandy Drooker
Laura Duggan
Gail Gibbons
Rebecca Hynes
Bill Jeffers
Richard Track
Kathryn Wilder

Supporters

Special thanks to our great contributors:
James Adjan
Martin Birrittella
Giancarlo Canavesio
Carmel-Antoine Bessard
Caren and David Cross
Christian Douglas
Sandy Drooker
Raymonde Provencher
Amy Freed
Gail Gibbons
Priscilla Gong
Jill Gould
Nancy Graves
Richard Grossman
Robbie Hart
Patricio Henriquez
Durga Katz
Teresa Keane
Marc Ketchel
Harmon and Virginia Lisnow
Charles Mintz and Julie Garfield
Eddie Oliver and Carol Augustus
Ian Pai
Diana Redmond
Richard Redmond
Clare Strang
Jack and Diane Stuppin
Richard Track

Supporters of Our Indiegogo Campaign and Beyond:

Adam Young
Amy Beilharz
Andrea and Tim Campbell
Ann Bost
Ann Harrison Martin
Anne St. Goar
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Ashley Booth
Barbara Voinar
Ben Lyons
Benjamin Wiesner
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Brian Lanes and Sandra Manfre
Camilo Valencia
Carol Nicholson
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Christie Hardwick
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Dominik Janus
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Frenchy Cannoli
Helga Johnson
Irène Ellenberger
Jacob Hoerr
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Jane Woods
Janis Phelps
Jed Ward
Jesse Haire
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Kayla Tawoda
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Kimberly Hooks
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Mac Gudgeon
Marc Labelle
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Mark Bricca
Martha Lieberman
Mary J. Torrez
Mary S, Newton
Matthew Reynolds
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Michael Shingleton
Monique Grégoire
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Nereida Vital
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Owen Morris
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Robert Cornellier
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Tara Dawn
Thomas Sutherland
Toby Brace
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Oz Osborn
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Rob Constantine
Robert Stewart
Sally and Beem Wilder
Serge Lafortune
Sheila Burgel
Simon Collins
Steve Alpert
Susan Shakoor
Sylvie Brisson
Taradawn Corwin
Tim Carver
Trevor and Yuni Campbell
Vincent Lacombat
William Atherton

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Andreas Vavaroutsos
Ann Harrison
Anne Arthur
Annik de Brouwer
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Avshalom Shapira
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Christopher Lato
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Dan Whipple
David Lerner
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Derik Sanders
Diane McGann
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James Adams

Liane Allahdadi

Steve Alpert

Delia Amezquita

Soledad Archer

Suzanne Detry Arendt

Anne Arthur

William Atherton

Robert Audet

Marlie Avant

Loren Azimov

Sheila B.

Mark Badgley

Emily Baldwin

Mari-José Barnwell

Kurt Bartelmehs

François Beauchemin

Christopher Beaver

Courtney Behm

Amy Beilharz

Fredrik Bekkby

Rénald Bellemare

Ian and Caren Benouis

Vaughn Bergen

Mathieu Blau

Denis Boisvert

Ashley Booth

Ann Bost

Arnljot Braa Knut

Danielle Brabant

Toby Brace

Laurence Branchereau

Mark Bricca

Sylvie Brisson

Zina Brown

Sheila Burgel

Elizabeth Burnette

Devayani Kimberly Cable

Madhu Edward Caccia

Andrea and Tim Campbell

Trevor and Yuni Campbell

Kim Campbell

Frenchy Cannoli

Sharee Carton

Tim Carver

Chris Casady

Laura Cheney

John Chretien

Jimmy A. Christopher

Janna Marie Clément

Mary Collins

Rachel Cohen & Booth O’Quinn

Simon Collins

Kim Colwell

Chris Coney

Rob Constantine

Robert Cornellier

Taradawn Corwin

Jean Côté

Maxime Côté

Roger Couture

Nancy Dallett

Tara Dawn

Annik de Brouwer

Clôde De Guise

Miclat Debras

Jake Dill

Ati Dion

Vasudha Donnelly

John and Natasha Downing

Carroll Drake

Arthur Drooker

Laura Duggan

Joseph Dunlop

Francine Durand

Steve and Sharon Edelman

Irène Ellenberger

Randal Ford

Dwight Ford

Marie Fortier

Alex Fradera

Benjamin Freed

Karel Fuller

John Gardiner

Jeffrey Genung

Nathalie Girard

Elana Golden

Jeff Graham

Timothy Grannis

Johanne Grantham

Ann Grantham

Louyse Grantham

Stanton Gray

Douglas Green

Ryan Greendyk

Monique Grégoire

Mac Gudgeon

Leopoldo Gutierrez

Ensaf Haidar

Jesse Haire

Janell Hall

André Hamel

Christie Hardwick

John Harms

Ann Harrison

Carl Hay

Andrea Henriquez

Dan Hillier

Judith Hilyard

Jacob Hoerr

Kimberly Hooks

Maureen Humpage

Susan Hurd

Rebecca Hynes

Judy Irving

Lon Isaacson

Carol Jade

Dominik Janus

Jessica Jensen

Miriam John

Helga Johnson

Pierre Joncas

Brian Joyce

Cheryl Kalvin

Michael Keehan

Richard and Gail Keene

Scott Kerr

Margaret Keys

Johnny Mayall Knut

Kenneth Koock

Colleen and Paul Kohlsaat

Janis Kovalevskis

Francis Kravchuk

Erica Kremenak

Corwin Thomas Krisher

Guylaine L’Heureux

Marc Labelle

Vincent Lacombat

Danielle Lacourse

Patricia Ladan

Ninni Ladjevardi

Serge Lafortune

Brian Lanes and Sandra Manfre

Bernard Langlois

Mélanie Langlois

Mathieu Larochelle

Christopher Lato

Vivienne Leheny

David Lerner

Deborah Libby

Martha Lieberman

Katherine Linstrom

Michael Love

Blaine Lovett

Alasdair Lumsden

Ben Lyons

Shelly and Jud Marcus

Jane Sunanda Markus

Katy Maddox and Nick Menache

André Martin

Ann Harrison Martin

Patrick Mathieu

Theresa Matthews

Johnny Mayall

Mark McCoskey

Scott McCulloch

Diane McGann

Dwight McKee

Tanya McKinnon

Joanie Levine Mercer

Doug Merlino Guasti & Jean Miel

Ilan Migdali

Charles Mintz

Philippe Miquel

Mary Jo Mohr-Mann

Martin Moran

Owen Morris

Lorwen Nagle

Lakshmi Narayan

Ivania Navarro-Genie

Dennis Nelson

Laurie Nelson

Mary S, Newton

Carol Nicholson

Don O’Brien

Natalia Okelberry

Lindsay Olig

Cosmo Omsoc

Rich Orloff

James Osborn

Oz Osborn

Edi Osborne

Marguerite Ouimet

Jyri Pale

Denis Parisien Barry Peerless

Ned Pelger

Phyllis Pengelly

Dosite Perkins

Janis Phelps

Charles Philips

Sheri Poe

Suzanne Pregerson

Clay Primrose

Carolyn Pritchard

Erin Raskin

Bernard Rebagliati

Arthur Reed

Grace Fisher Renbarger

Matthew Reynolds

Chantal Rhéaume

Kenneth Ring

Leland Robinson

Diana Rogers

Luis Rokeach

Edward Rosenfeld

Kevin Rioux

Beverly Rubin

Nick and Dale Rudy

James and Debbie Sagert

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Derik Sanders

Magdalena Sartori

Benjamin Scott

Susan Shakoor

Avshalom Shapira

Michael Shingleton

June and Bob Sitler

Kenneth Sloan

Bryan Smith

Norman M. Smookler

Elliot Sobel

Anne St. Goar

Ann Starr

Brooke Stephens

Robert Stewart

Kathleen Stewart-Lightner

Pamela Street

Jackson Strong

Annie and Barden Stevenot

Lesa Sullins

Rachel Sussman

Thomas Sutherland

Eric Swenson

Kayla Tawoda

Nancy Tinney

Pauline Terradot

Becky Tierce & Blaine Lovett

Mary J. Torrez

Katherine Turner

Nicole Ullman

Camilo Valencia

Andreas Vavaroutsos

Mary K. Villaverde

Nereida Vital

Barbara Voinar

Joan and Wally Walker

Jed Ward

Dan Whipple

Barbara White

Benjamin Wiesner

Kathryn Wilder

Sally and Beem Wilder

Oliver Williams

Larry & Shoshana Wolinsky

Julie Woodburn

Jane Woods

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