The new documentary film ‘Descending the mountain” of Nevejan tells the story of how to create, allow, and analyze mystical experiences through meditation and psychedelics.
A psychiatrist and a zen abbot, designed together a ground breaking experiment on the top of a mountain in Switzerland after a life full of research, both in the scientific and the spiritual realm.
In 2019 the scientific article about it, was published in “Nature.”
Nevejan has translate the article into film by connecting the two protagonists, with artists and Artificial Intelligence, in order for them to descend from the mountain and find ways to communicate their findings to a broader audience.
Writing and pre-production: march-august 2020
Start shooting: september 2020
Premiere: end of 2021