Maximum Tolerated Dose [trailer II] from decipher films on Vimeo.
Maximum Tolerated Dose [trailer III] from decipher films on Vimeo.

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. MTD aims to re-ignite the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the fore.

Trailer III for MTD focuses on one thread in the film and tells the story of Jerom (aka Chimp C-499), one of the first chimps to ever develop AIDS from being intentionally infected with human HIV. The story is told by Rachel Weiss, one of the lab technicians who worked with Jerom until his death on February 13th, 1996, and who subsequently stopped participating in animal experimentation and went on to form the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group (



  1. deborah on said:

    thanks for all you’re doing…see you in vancouver!

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