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Australian newshawk Niall Young sent in these clips covering eforts for cannabis law reforms in Australia.
2nd Annual Drug War Vigil Film Festival
by the Drug War Vigil Memorial Group (14 Mar, 2003) Entries must be registered by March 14, 2003

The Drug War Vigil Memorial Group
The Drug War Vigil Memorial Group is a social justice think tank that was founded in the fall of 2000. We are five medical cannabis users, dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. We as a group collectively recognize that the militarization of this medical issue and the criminalization of the chronically sick, terminally ill and chemically dependent has resulted in the needless loss of human life, and that this is the true crime.

We create and promote social justice journalism and the 2002 Cannabis Culture Toker’s Bowl Drug War Vigil Film Festival was one such example. We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Drug War Vigil Film Festival to be hosted again in May 2003. Our group is honored to be affiliated with this world-class event and thank Marc Emery for his extraordinary activism in action in support of this event.

Send us your films of 30 mins or less on any topic related to cannabis, drugs and the drug war. Submitted only in plain old VHS tape or Hi-8 or digital 8.

The films will be screened and judged by participants at the Cannabis Culture Toker’s Bowl May 1-4 2003, in Vancouver, BC.

The film chosen for first place will receive a Grand Prize of $2000 US. Cash prizes totalling $2700 US. will be awarded for the top four runner-up films. Runners-up shown on will receive honorariums of up to $250.00

You must register your film for entry by March 14 to be eligible. We will need to receive the finished film by April 14, 2003.

Send your entry in to:

D.W.V. c/o BCMP Bookshop
307 W Hastings
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1H6