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Apr 01 2018


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Description

WEED THE PEOPLE first premiered at SXSW in 2018, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. It is directed by award-winning documentarian Abby Epstein, who won an Emmy for her 2003 documentary UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS. Featured #CBTP2018 Event | WARRIORS OF ADVOCACY Award Winner Friday, April 20th: Film screening of WEED THE PEOPLE featuring the film’s executive producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. Weed the People follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it? Directed by Abby Epstein Producer: Ricki Lake

Katie Cornell

Executive Director of the Asheville Area Arts Council

Mad Mike Martinez

Songwriter, Vocalist, DJ, & Activist

Andrew Mer

Independent Producer & Acquisitions & Business Development Executive

Ben Lovett

Film Musical Composer