In 1970, the 22-minute film "Man Isn't Dying Of Thirst" by Vaclav Hapl Ė depicting the use of LSD in
psychotherapy Ė was produced in Czechoslovakia. At the time, Czechoslovakia was the only country in the world still legally manufacturing LSD.
Dr. Milan Hausner was the main consultant on the film.
The award-winning film explores man's struggles to survive in a fast-paced, complex world Ė struggles which
for many provoke mental disorders Ė and the clinical use of LSD psychotherapy to cope with mental strain.
"Man Isnít Dying of Thirst" premiered in Los Angeles, January 3, 1973, on KCET-TV as part of the
Verite documentary film series followed by a discussion about the use of LSD in the clinical environment in
the U.S. by Dr. Stanislav Grof, Chief Psychiatrist at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in Baltimore,
and Dr. Sidney Cohen, head of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and former Director of Drug Addition
and Abuse at the National Institute of Mental Health.