Bringing It Home
WSU CAC TheaterFri, Oct 18, 2013 3:15 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 5:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:52 min
Production Country:USA
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Director:Linda Booker, Blaire Johnson
Produced By:Linda Booker
Blaire Johnson
Cast:Philip Powell

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.

Additional Information

Co-Director Linda Booker scheduled to attend

Shorts before feature:  Stan Herd: Down to Earth, d. Bradley Beenders (USA, 2012) - Filmmaker Scheduled to attend

Screening is free and open to the public

Greengrass films sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art and Backwoods Wichita

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Sponsored by: Lunicda's

Media Partner: WomensFocus