Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On the way to Poland to present Waiting to Inhale at Helsinki Foundation's Human Rights Film Festival December 12

The last time I posted I responded to a blog on The Huffington Post on Expat's response to Obama's election. Now I am headed to Warsaw and Lublin Poland for two screenings of my film Waiting to Inhale: Marijuana, Medicine and the Law. The festival is sponsored by George Soros' Open Society Institute .

It is a great honor for Waiting to Inhale and for the filmmakers to be selected by such a prestigious festival to discuss the issues raised in the film, including human rights violations that are part of the US government's "war on drugs" against patients, care givers and their doctors. This will be the premiere of Waiting to Inhale in Poland.

Waiting to Inhale will also be part of the 7th WATCH DOCS Human Rights in Film Traveling Festival – Poland 2009.

WATCH DOCS staffers heard about Waiting to Inhale when Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Marsha Rosenberg, director emerita, Drug Policy Alliance San Francisco presented the film at the International Harm Reduction Film Festival in Barcelona last May.

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1 comment:

hyphenated woman said...

I wish you safe travels and hope this opens new corridors in Human Rights for us all.

Please include a little culinary insight on a country that I wish I could visit but at this time due to the economy is not possible. I know you produced, "Ripe for Change" and would like to hear more about Polands views on sustainable, organic products.

I know you hit the ground running there and loving every minute.

Happy Trails...