Banda Bassotti is an Italian ska-punk-Oi! band formed in 1987 in Rome. Their songs are generally political in nature, focusing on radical-left issues. Many are about Ireland and Latin America, as well. The band was inspired by The Clash and The Specials. The band was very politically active from the very beginning, attending protests and sympathizing with anti-Fascist movements in Italy. Their name derives from the Italian version of the Disney characters The Beagle Boys.
A satirical documentary film that pits a pair of unemployed garment workers against the billionaire head of the luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has emerged as a sleeper hit in France, where it has become a rallying cry against a government proposal to overhaul the labor code.
An american journey on the road of the most useful and most prohibited plant in the world. Why is it that a plant that has been on the Earth for 38 million years, known and used for the last 5.000 years, has been prohibited for the last 80 years? Why, in the U.S., are an increasing number of states today legalizing and regulating its medical and recreational use? An amazing therapeutic journey crossing the borders of re-legalization: travelling through the valleys and mountains of organic growers vs. tobacco corporations, enlightened scientists and vested interests of the pharmaceutical companies; traversing the diverse experiences of those spending years in prison thanks to marijuana related offences and others helping to build this huge new industry…dreaming of a world saved by cannabis.