film screening & Panel DISCUSSION

September 13-14, 7pm

Thursday, September 13: Weed the People

Friday, September 14: Donut Dollies

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?

At the height of the Vietnam War, two best friends flew into a combat zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. 47 years later, they reunite in Vietnam to retrace their steps, explore why they went, unlock buried memories and share their stories for the first time.  

Ashfield Shorts

Saturday, september 15, 7pm

Purchase Tickets

The weekend culminates in a celebration of local short films made by members of the community. Prizes to be awarded!