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
Hemp Beer, Fashion & Film at Gibbs Hundred Greensboro NC Jun 07, 2015 Greensboro NC United States Gibbs Hundred Brewing Co. Complete
Bringing it Home Movie Jun 07, 2015 Chicago IL United States Karyn's Raw Bistro Complete
VIHC Bringing It Home Screening at the Historic Byrd Theater in Richmond VA Jun 07, 2015 Richmond VA United States Byrd Theatre Complete
Bringing It Home Jun 07, 2015 Sacramento CA United States California State Grange Complete
6th Annual Hemp History Week East Village Celebration in NYC Jun 06, 2015 New York NY United States Community Garden 6B Complete
Hemp Returns to Humanity Jun 06, 2015 Pueblo CO United States Rawlings Library Complete
Hemp Helps Screens Bringing It Home Jun 06, 2015 Chicago IL United States Benton House Complete
Bringing It Home Movie Jun 06, 2015 Clearwater FL United States Nature's Food Patch - PaTcH wOrKs Community Room Complete
Following Hemp Along The Santa Fe Trail Jun 06, 2015 Marshall MO United States Farmer's Market County Court House Square Complete
Bringing it Home Screening Jun 05, 2015 Denver CO United States Rocky Mountain Hemp Association Complete
Hemp For Change Jun 05, 2015 Shelbyville IN United States Indiana Grand Casino Complete
Hemp Documentary and Hemp Fashion Show Jun 05, 2015 Grass Valley CA United States Banner Grange Complete
What's Hempening? Jun 04, 2015 Santa Monica CA United States Vital Hemp Complete
6th Annual Hemp History Week Celebration Jun 04, 2015 155 Avenue C. NY United States The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Complete
Showing 'Bringing it Home" Jun 04, 2015 Seattle WA United States Rochdale Room - Central Co-op Complete
Bringing it Home Screening and Talk Jun 04, 2015 Denver CO United States TBA Complete
Bringing It Home : Hemp History Week Jun 04, 2015 Colorado Springs WA United States ColoRADome Complete
Bringing it Home Screening Cazenovia Library Jun 03, 2015 Cazenovia NY United States Cazenovia Library Complete
Hemp Film Night Jun 03, 2015 Garden Valley CA United States Marshall Grange Complete
Bringing It Home Screening & Hemp Panel Discussion Jun 03, 2015 Lafayette IN United States Jenks Center Complete
Industrial Hemp Info Night & Bringing it Home Screening Jun 03, 2015 Spokane WA United States Spokane Public Library Complete
Hemp Traders Presents "Hemp for Prosperity" in the USA Jun 02, 2015 Santa Monica CA United States Santa Monica Main Library MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AUDITORIUM Complete
Bring It Home, Tucker Jun 01, 2015 Thomas WV United States Tip Top Coffee Shop Complete
Hemp History Week Blowout Sale! Jun 01, 2015 Salt Lake City UT United States SLC Hemp Complete
We Can Make it with HEMP May 31, 2015 Albuquerque NM United States 715 Fruit Ave NW Complete
Bringing it Home movie screening at Kailash Ecovillage May 28, 2015 Portland OR United States Kailash Ecovillage Complete
Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies May 15, 2015 Seattle WA United States Beacon Hill Complete
Eco-Film Festival Feb 20, 2015 Corvallis OR United States Odd Fellows Hall Complete
2/18 General Meeting - "Bringing it Home" documentary screening Feb 18, 2015 Orlando FL United States Student Union room 221 Complete
Transition Meaford Jan 25, 2015 Meaford Canada Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre Complete
1/13/15 Special Panel & FREE Screening of Bringing it Home at OSU Jan 13, 2015 Corvallis OR United States OSU Campus Complete
1/10/15 Tumwater, WA Screening of Bringing it Home Jan 10, 2015 Tumwater WA United States Tumwater Public Library Complete
WA HIA Free, Public Screening of Bringing it Home Nov 22, 2014 Seattle WA United States New Freeway Hall Complete
Guilford College Bringing It Home with Director Linda Booker Nov 18, 2014 Greensboro NC United States Green Leaf Coffee Co-Op Complete
Green Future Nov 15, 2014 Colville WA United States Rendezvous Theater, Colville Campus, Spokane Community College Complete
Green Festival San Franciso Nov 15, 2014 San Francisco CA United States Fort Mason Center Complete
Bringing It Home Screening - Howard County, Indiana Nov 12, 2014 Kokomo IN United States Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region Complete
Hempgnosis Nov 10, 2014 Brighton NY United States Paul Smith's College, Joan Weil Library Rm. 107 Complete
Ojai Film Festival Nov 09, 2014 Ojai CA United States Ojai Art Center Complete
Tasmania Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Nov 08, 2014 Launceston Australia QVMAG THEATRE Complete
Green Festival Chicago Bringing It Home with Director Linda Booker Oct 25, 2014 Chicago IL United States Navy Pier Complete
Raleigh Hemp Society/NCSU Bringing It Home Screening! Oct 19, 2014 Raleigh NC United States Witherspoon Cinema Complete
Rocking The Daisies Hemp Dome Oct 02, 2014 Darling South Africa Cloof Wine Estate Complete
Bringing It Home Sep 27, 2014 North Charleston SC United States Park Circle Films Complete
Shock Talks Sep 15, 2014 Paonia CO United States Lamborn Concert Hall Complete
Bella Donna Movie Night: Bringing It Home Aug 16, 2014 Pittsboro NC United States Bella Donna Restaurant Complete
BRINGING IT HOME/Hemp Industry Aug 12, 2014 Traverse City MI United States 912 meeting Complete
Bringing It Home Movie Screening Aug 09, 2014 Hopkinsville KY United States Alhambra Theatre Complete
Bringing It Home Screening Jul 16, 2014 Unity Village MO United States Unitys Fillmore Chapel Complete
Bringing It Home - movie and discussion Jul 08, 2014 Pittsboro NC United States Pittsboro Roadhouse Complete
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