If you've felt indifferent to the industrial hemp movement so far, this lively documentary will jumpstart your thinking. After witnessing the arrest of Woody Harrelson for planting four ferral hemp seeds in Kentucky and his subsequent trial and acquittal, you will likely be spittin' mad. You might be nearly as mad as traveling hemp activist Craig Lee and a number of featured old-school Ketucky tobacco farmers who want to grow the multipurpose crop as a way to save their farms.
You might become as disillusioned as Alex White Plume, leader of a Lakota "Tospaye" (family clan), and the first family to plant industrial hemp on American soil since the 1950's. He makes a startling case that his right to grow the crop is a sovereignty issue. Julia Butterfly Hill goes to extreme lengths to protest the pulping of old-growth forests by living for over two years at the top of a 1,000 year old redwood tree in Northern California. GatewoodGalbraith, the fiery orator of the U.S. Reform party, attempts to bring the public at large to its sense in his own inimitable style.
A hyper-pace ride with a sizzling soundtrack, this motion picture puts hemp at the heart of just abouit every grassroots issue in America today. Featured players include Willie Nelson, Merie Haggard, Ralph Nader and Woody Harrelson. More than a political study of cannabis, Hempsters is a rousing portrait of our country's most spirited and sensible free-thinkers.
This irreverent documentary follows actor Woody Harrelson, activist Julia Butterfly Hill, musician Merle Haggard and other celebrities as they speak out in favor of legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp in America. Revealing the many economic and ecological benefits of the plant, filmmaker Michael Henning travels far and wide to examine the surprising diversity of hemp supporters, from rural Kentucky old-timers to Ralph Nader.
HEMPSTERS is a thought-provoking and compelling documentary that will not only encourage all of us to take action, but move us one step closer towards a more sustainable planet.