NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
Maximum Tolerated Dose is the first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films.
The film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand, with hauntingly honest testimony of scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, as well as the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage.
This documentary aims to re-ignite the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the forefront.
About the Filmmakers
Maximum Tolerated Dose was directed by Karol Orzechowski and produced by Jennifer Bundock, Jonathan Hodgson, and Karol Orzechowski. Find out more about the film at maximumtolerateddose.vhx.tv.
“Through films, Orzechowski could take the most complex concepts and simplify them to his audience without taking away the ideas’ integrity and profundity. That desire to make people understand something complicated certainly came into play while making Maximum Tolerated Dose, as he brought in the perspectives of people who aren’t usually included when discussing animal experimentation to paint a more comprehensive picture of the subject: “The reactions that I’ve gotten from the audience who have seen Maximum Tolerated Dose tells me that we succeeded in getting our message across and our message was this: if we’re going to see a shift in how scientific research is conducted, and specifically about how animals are used, we need to be willing to hear the stories of people who have and are still currently using animals for research. If we don’t understand the culture of animal research, we’ll never be able to change it.” – Saachi Jain. Miscellany News. Documentary delves into controversies of animal testing. 1 October 2014
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