Better Living Through Chemistry

Better Living Through Chemistry

This feature tells the story of the chemist Sasha Shulgin and his wife and co-author Ann Shulgin. Through interviews with Ann and family, friends and colleagues we take a guided tour of their life and laboratory – we meet Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin who contributed to the development and psycho-pharmaceutical use of MDMA and we discover the work the two did together to both establish the science and research, in the field and to communicate and integrate the cultural significance of their work together.

Awards and Nominations

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, 2021, Official Selection
Calgary Underground Film Festival, 2021, Official Selection


Connie Littlefield



Film Details

2021, 88 min