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Locally Produced Doc “Bringing It Home” to Screen at Full Frame Theater, August 22

Filmmaker Blaire Johnson at work on "Bringing It Home"

Filmmaker Blaire Johnson at work on “Bringing It Home”

The Southern Documentary Fund is partnering with Leadership Triangle to co-sponsor the Durham premiere of the locally produced documentary film Bringing It Home. Through animation, archival footage, and interviews, filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, both graduates of the Center for Documentary Studies’ Certificate in Documentary Arts program, tell the story of that misunderstood plant, hemp. Booker and Johnson were first inspired by home designer Anthony Brenner’s search for the healthiest building material available to build a safe indoor environment for his young chemically-sensitive daughter. Brenner went on to receive national media attention when he and Hemp Technologies completed “America’s First Hemp House.”

Bringing It Home
Thursday, August 22, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (two screenings)
Full Frame Theater, Power Plant Building
American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina

Despite the it-makes-you-high misconceptions that make it illegal to grow in the United States, industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant that’s grown in thirty other industrialized nations for construction materials, textiles, nutrition, and body-care products. Legalization advocates say hemp can help American farmers, create jobs, and replace thousands of harmful petrochemical and synthetic products; so far, twenty states have introduced industrial-hemp legislation. “We made Bringing It Home with the intention of reaching a broad spectrum of viewers—from policymakers and civic groups, to farmers and health advocates, from consumers to the construction industry—with the same strategic message about how hemp offers solutions and hope,” says Booker.

Note: Tickets for the general public are $10 each, members of the Leadership Triangle Alumni Network receive free entry. Space is limited; click here to register and purchase tickets. A pre-screening reception will be held in the Power Plant lobby forty-five minutes before each showing, and filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson will be present for post-screening Q&As.

 

 

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