The Vice team visit Nimbin, Australia where every year thousands of people gather to smoke weed in protest of anti-marijuana legislature at a massive festival called MardiGrass.
Filmed over a 2 year period, 'The Battle' captures a moment in British history; chronicling efforts to bring about reform and change. Chris Baldwin and friends opened a Dutch-Style coffee-shop (in Worthing, West Sussex), with soft drinks and Cannabis on the menu.
Chris's story is remarkable; a man on crutches standing up to the might of the British government. 'The Battle' follows his journey into unknown territory, and documents his smuggling of Marijuana into the UK. Challenging border control, Chris is prepared to sacrifice personal liberty for his belief in individual choice.....
A new feature documentary titled "Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington" has wrapped principal photography and moved into post-production. The film explores how citizens in Washington successfully legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, approving an unprecedented ballot initiative that continues to send shock waves throughout the nation.
Breaking the Taboo narrated by Morgan Freeman and Gael Garcia Bernal. The film uncovers the UN sanctioned War on Drugs, charting its origins and its impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose one of the biggest failures of global policy in the last 50 years.
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage upon future generations of Americans. In forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.