37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Scientist: Are We Missing Something?

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Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is a Nobel Prize nominee and an internationally renowned chemist—he also happens to be the chief investigator of the world’s most misunderstood plant, cannabis. In this enlightening and engrossing documentary, The Scientist traces Dr. Mechoulam’s story from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria through his immigration to Israel and to his discovery of THC, an important component of cannabis that may have significant medical value. Director Zach Klein unearths the story behind the father of cannabinoid medicine and its controversial applications today. Discussion with Zach Klein

Supported by Congregation Beth Israel


Sunday, November 8


11:30 AM


Downtown Mall : The Southern

Film Info

Director: Zach Klein

Runtime: 62 min.

Year: 2015

Country: Israel

Featuring: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam