The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 80 minutes
For over 30 years, Devi has run a thriving (illegal) pot farm in Humboldt County, California. Through her work, Devi has surrounded herself with community and nature, creating memories and lasting friendships. Breezy and laid back, Devi’s approach to life has fostered a peaceful atmosphere that permeates her little oasis in the mountains. But after state legalization, everything is about to change for the veteran grower. Amid government crackdowns on illegal pot farms, Devi is bombarded with massive fines and penalties that threaten to dismantle everything she has worked for. As colleagues, distributors, and eventually her own employees abandon her in search of legitimate suppliers, Devi finds herself alone, unable to compete with the legal market. As her outside world crumbles, Devi’s emotions begin to spiral, eventually becoming more than she can bear. A captivating slow burn, FREELAND follows Devi through desperation and chaos as she struggles to adapt to the new regulated business of legalization. Shining light on a largely unseen world of unintended consequences, FREELAND is a poignant and thought-provoking story. — G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
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