Sabela Iglesias, Adriana P. Villanueva

Negro púrpura portrays one of the places with the highest worldwide production of claviceps purpurea, Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. This hallucinogenic fungus, which sprouts in cereals, opens the doors to a story as curious, surprising and unknown as it is important in the evolution of the culture and economy of Galicia throughout the 20th century. From the rye fields to the multinational pharmaceutical companies and the CIA; from medieval plagues, through folk medicine, to LSD.

  • Year of production: 2020
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Spain
  • Language: Galician, Spanish, German and English
  • Running time: 82 mn
  • Director: Sabela Iglesias
  • Screenwriter: Sabela Iglesias, Adriana P. Villanueva
  • Producer: Illa Bufarda

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