Just One Drop tells the little-known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented.
Homeopathy is a specific form of medicine that uses tiny doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body to cure itself. To many, homeopathy seems implausible. They fear it is purely a placebo effect or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet, homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is used by millions worldwide. The film explores the controversy, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy has been given a fair shake.
Laurel Chiten -- Director's statement
I am not a homeopath. I have not had a miraculous cure from homeopathy (although my dog did many times) So why have I persisted with this film? Because I really believe it is a David and Goliath story. My entire career I have fought for the underdog. This is something that has animated my being for as long as I can remember.
In my first profession I was a sign language interpreter where I was, literally, giving deaf people a voice. Now that I am a filmmaker, I have continued that thread.
Homeopathy has been maligned and misrepresented for 200 years. All I am trying to do with this film, Just One Drop, is give homeopathy a voice, a voice that continues to be misinterpreted.
I also work as an editor for a major NY hospital where I create videos showing modern healthcare at it’s best. Modern healthcare has saved many lives. But, there are many chronic conditions where it fails.
I want JUST ONE DROP to open up a dialogue, get people talking to each other, asking questions, and sharing information. My ultimate dream is to have homeopathy available as a health care option for everyone and be integrated into healthcare systems around the world.
This is a film that goes beyond just homeopathy. It is about freedom of choice in healthcare.