In Australia, two men are working to give the last hope of relief – and in some cases, a cure – to thousands suffering from chronic and incurable diseases. They offer medical cannabis on the black market for people with nowhere else to turn.
The facility is now widely recognized as a lifesaver, but quick and compassionate access is still not an option for many people in need. Their job is to help the sick and dying Australians and in caring for these people they are forced to risk everything.
Green Light explores the extraordinary lengths two underdogs are poised to improve – and in some cases save the lives of – those who have nowhere else to turn. They are risking their freedom by supplying medical cannabis to thousands suffering from chronic and incurable diseases on the black market.
GREEN LIGHT is an independently produced Australian documentary by first feature film director Ned Donohoe. The film is being produced by Exile Entertainment, a Melbourne-based production / distribution company, in partnership with 25 Laps & Liquid Noise.
GREEN LIGHT was shot over 20 days on location in Sydney and the Northern Rivers (New South Wales) and Perth (Western Australia). The film was independently funded through a combination of private investment and the producer offset.
The medical cannabis legalization debate will take center stage in Australia in 2019. Over 90% of Australians believe the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be legalized, but the government is lagging behind. Films that polarize audiences, either by style or ideology, typically set the stage for wider public debate. We hope the film will act as a microphone for each respondent’s story and serve as a catalyst for a more focused and action-oriented public debate on access to medical cannabis oil.
GREEN LIGHT is between comparable titles such as THAT SUGAR FILM and CHASING ASYLUM. It will have the human element and character focus of the former, with the social and political relevance of the latter.
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