You might become as disillusioned as Alex White Plume, leader of the Lakota "Tiospaye" (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 hemp 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. She believes Hemp is the solution to deforestation. Gatewood Galbraith, the fiery orator of the US Reform Party, attempts to bring to the public at large to its senses in his own inimitable style.
A hyper-paced ride with a sizzling soundtrack, this motion picture puts hemp at the heart of just about every grassroots issue in America today. Featured players include Willie Nelson, Merle 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.
Be one of the first to see this compelling documentary. This is a test screening of the film, so viewers will be asked to provide feedback after the presentation. No filming will be allowed during the event.
Sponsored By: Students for Leadership in Ecology Culture and Learning
A Portland State University student group whose purpose is to unite students, alumni, and interested community members in the common interest of nurturing educators and leaders who are creating a world that is liveable, ecologically sustainable, bio-culturally diverse and socially just.
Special Thanks to Hope Yamasaki
Diversity Liaison for Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning (SLECL) for helping to facilitate this event in the Vanport Room.
Special Guest Speakers:
Executive Director of Oregon NORML
NORML Women's Alliance
Activist & Artist
Cannabis Common Sense TV
Currently Running in 10 Markets
Co-Producer of the Hempstalk Festival
Seattle Hempfest Core Staff