Bringing It Home (2013)

  • Co-Producer/Director: Blaire Johnson
  • Producer/Director: Linda Booker
Film Length:
52 minutes
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A fathers search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nations first hemp house in Asheville, NC. Industrial hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. Despite recent states passing hemp bills, industrial hemp remains illegal under federal law to farm in the U.S.A., where it was once an important crop. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why cant we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.

The documentary follows the hemp trail to the U.K. to interview hemp business owners, researchers, farmers, a CEO with a hemp block-built distribution center and Kevin McCloud, TV host of Grand Designs, who chose hempcrete for his first housing project. The film includes other international hemp industry leaders and business entrepreneurs, as well as American CEOs David and Mike Bronner of Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps and John Roulac of Nutiva. Industrial hemp farming advocates and the opposition weigh in on current legislation efforts to change policy at state and federal levels.

The Film Campaign

Bringing It Home is engaging key audiences from policy makers and civic groups, to farmers and health advocates, from consumers to the construction industry with the message of hemp offering solutions and hope. With support from the Park Foundation, Bringing It Home is combining grassroots activism with audience engagement to: 1) be a catalyst for dialogue and strategic action, 2) show viewers how their purchasing power can play a strategic role in stimulating green economic development in their communities.

Issue: Economy, Environment, Health


  • Cape Town Eco Film Festival - Silver Tree Audience Choice Award
  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival - Environmental Film Award
  • Sedona International Film Festival - Best Environmental Film
  • Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival - Jury Award

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Bringing It Home to Chapel Hill Franklin St. Jun 07, 2014 Chapel Hill NC United States Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe Login to RSVP to this event
IN HIA and Recreator present "Bringing It Home": A Hemp Documentary Jun 07, 2014 Indianapolis IN United States Heartland Basile Theatre Login to RSVP to this event
Hemp History Week "Bringing It Home" Screening Jun 07, 2014 Utica NY United States Utica Public Library Login to RSVP to this event
1st friday hemp history week party Jun 06, 2014 ashland OR United States The Hemporium Login to RSVP to this event
Bringing it Home Movie Screening! Jun 05, 2014 Seattle WA United States Central Co-op's Rochdale Room Login to RSVP to this event
How Hemp Can Save Our Planet Jun 04, 2014 Los Angeles CA United States The New Seed Login to RSVP to this event
An Evening Celebrating the History of Hemp Jun 04, 2014 Republic WA United States Freckles' Gourmet BBQ Login to RSVP to this event
Portland EcoFilm Festival May 29, 2014 Portland OR United States Hollywood Theater Login to RSVP to this event
BRINGING IT HOME, presented by Transition Whatcom and other community co-sponsors, at the Pickford May 27, 2014 Bellingham WA United States Pickford Film Center Login to RSVP to this event
Bringing It Home to Pittsboro! May 21, 2014 Pittsboro NC United States Chatham Community Library Login to RSVP to this event
Industrial Hemp Film: Bringing It Home May 14, 2014 Eugene OR United States Tsunami Books Login to RSVP to this event
Dandelion Days May 09, 2014 Carbondale CO United States Crystal Theater Login to RSVP to this event
Free Screening of Bringing It Home May 07, 2014 Takoma Park MD United States Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium Login to RSVP to this event
Green Festival New York City Apr 26, 2014 New York City NY United States Pier 94 Login to RSVP to this event
USU Bringing it Home Apr 25, 2014 Logan UT United States USU TSC Auditorium Login to RSVP to this event
Bringing it Home Screening Apr 13, 2014 Newark DE United States Purnell Hall Complete
The Truth about Hemp Apr 12, 2014 Melbourne FL United States 2285 Minton rd West Melbourne Complete
Jackson, Michigan 'Bringing It Home' Documentary Film Screening Apr 10, 2014 Jackson MI United States Michigan Theatre Complete
Project Native Environmental Film Festival Mar 30, 2014 Great Barrington MA United States Triplex Cinema Complete
Coldcock Whiskey Cabin Fever Weekend Mar 29, 2014 Indianapolis IN United States Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Waterfront Indianpolis Complete
Bringing It Home Screening Mar 29, 2014 Columbus OH United States Knowlton Hall 250 Complete
Detroit 'Bringing It Home' Michigan Film Screening Mar 28, 2014 Detroit MI United States Ponyride Complete
"Bringing It Home" Film Screening Mar 27, 2014 Chicago IL United States Multikulti Complete
Industrial Hemp Documentary Screening Mar 25, 2014 Louisville KY United States Rauch Planetarium Complete
Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum Feb 22, 2014 Wilmington NC United States King Hall Auditorium, University of North Carolina Wilmington Complete
Transitions Film Festival Melbourne Feb 22, 2014 Melbourne Australia Cinema Nova Complete
Friday Night Films, Siler City, NC Feb 21, 2014 Siler City NC United States Paul Braxton Gym, S. Third Avenue Complete
Grow your own and Waco NORML presents bringing it home, a industrial hemp documentary. Feb 08, 2014 waco TX United States comfort suites Complete
Princeton Environmental Film Festival Feb 07, 2014 Princeton NJ United States Princeton Public Library Complete
"Bringing It Home", presented by Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement Feb 06, 2014 Winston Salem NC United States Temple Emanuel in Winston Salem, NC Complete
Educational Community screening Feb 03, 2014 Honolulu HI United States Honolulu Design Center Complete
"Bringing It Home" a FREE documentary screening about Industrial Hemp Jan 23, 2014 Harrisonburg VA United States Rubys Lounge - Clementines Cafe Complete
Movie Night: Bringing it Home, A Documentary About Industrial Hemp Jan 22, 2014 Steinbach Canada Jake Epp Public Library in Steinbach Complete
Bringing It Home Hemp Community Conversation Jan 16, 2014 La Junta CO United States La Junta Municpal Bldg. Council Chambers Complete
Lanai Screening of Bringing It Home Jan 09, 2014 Lanai City HI United States Lanai Senior Center Complete
The Mom Hui presents Molokai Bringing It Home Screening Jan 08, 2014 Molokai HI United States Kalanianaʻole Hall Complete
Locavoire Kauai Presents Bringing It Home Jan 06, 2014 Princeville HI United States Church of the Pacific Complete
'Bringing it Home' to Michigan Film Screening Jan 06, 2014 West Bloomfield MI United States West Bloomfield Main Library Meeting Room Complete
Maui Film Festival: 2hours. 2create. 2morrow with Bringing It Home Jan 05, 2014 Kahului, Maui HI United States Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center Complete
Bringing It Home x Recreator Dec 21, 2013 Hollywood CA United States Cinefamily Silent Movie Theatre Complete
Our History Is Our Future ~ Industrial Hemp Cultivation Dec 18, 2013 Marshall MO United States Wood & Huston Bank Community Center Complete
Hemp Textiles WNC! Dec 13, 2013 Asheville NC United States Gallery M.I.A. Complete
Bringing It Home Film Showing Dec 12, 2013 Menomonie WI United States University of Wisconsin Stout Complete
PPT PPC Food Group "Bringing it Home" Screening Dec 01, 2013 Washington DC United States Potomac Place Residents Complete
Bringing It Home Community Screening Nov 24, 2013 Kailua HI United States Morning Brew Complete
Hemp at the Hall Nov 23, 2013 Ottumwa IA United States The Green Street Hall Mall Complete
Bringing it Home - Movie Screening Nov 20, 2013 Fort Collins CO United States Johnson Hall 108 Complete
HIA Hemp Lobby Day DC Screening Nov 18, 2013 Washington DC United States Busboys and Poets Complete
"Bringing it Home" & "Hemp for Victory" - Let's Use Hemp to Build a Sustainable Future Nov 17, 2013 Duluth MN United States Zinema 2 Complete
Austin Minnesota Hemp Fest Bringing It Home Nov 16, 2013 Austin MN United States The Historic Paramount Theater Complete
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