Film screening, Jan 2015 – Two films about hemp

There will be a screening of 2 short films about hemp at ‘The Secret Garden’ on William Street West on Monday 19th January at 7pm. All welcome!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/403433103144964/

Hempfilm[i.] ‘Bringing it Home’ (2013)
Hemp – it’s not just for hippies anymore. Today they’re making everything from salad dressings to buildings with it. Despite the inevitable jokes when hemp is mentioned, industrial hemp is actually a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries, but prohibited in the United States. ‘Bringing It Home’ explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be grown in America through animation, archival images and interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs in England, Spain, Washington, D.C., California and North Carolina. The documentary weaves a touching narrative extolling the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while illuminating the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers to tap into.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hFKrGYvmGo

 

Hempfilm2[ii.] ‘When We Grow… this is what we can do’ (2011)
‘When we grow…’ is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. It looks at the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics surrounding it.
Follow two young filmmakers on a shoe string budget, as they try to unravel what prohibition of cannabis really means, who it affects, who profits from it and why it was prohibited in the first place.
Featuring interviews with; a cannabis activist, a hydroponic grow shop owner, a cannabis dealer, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology, who just so happens to be a former government drugs policy advisor and a medical marijuana user who would rather die than live without it.
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6AGPK6sejQ

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