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LU.CU.MA.: FROM PSYCHO KILLER TO PAINTER

“I have been a “Taita” in prison. Taita” means the prison’s lord, the wisest one, the toughest one, the biggest killer. If you’re “Taita” you master a bunch of thugs, because they respect you, you have a certain weight.”

Luis Cuevas Manchego

After spending 27 years in prison for multiple murders, Peruvian folk artist Luis Cuevas Manchego (aka Lu.Cu.Ma) has spent the last decade dedicating his to life to social change through art. In the documentary “From the Knife to the Brush” Vice Magazine examines Manchego’s criminal past, how he uses art as a way to repent and the message that even a stone cold killer can change.

POCKETS

Dazed TV‘s short film POCKETS opens with a mugging gone wrong then swiftly moves into the realm of the fantastic and ties up with an unexpectedly humorous twist. Short sharp fun.

THE PERILS OF MARIJUANA JOURNALISM

In the animated short High On The Job, Michael Montgomery, a reporter covering the American pot industry for the Center For Investigative Reporting, shares a story about a unique occupational hazard – getting stoned. (Via)

HIGH MAINTENANCE: HELPING YOU MAINTAIN

One would expect a web series about a nameless Brooklyn based weed delivery guy to be a low brow affair but instead of low balling us with sophomoric humor, the husband and wife creative team of Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld, aim their series away from typical stoner clichés and instead focus on real world examples of modern-day dope smokers. Your closet toking mom, your stressed out boss, your cancer-ridden best friend. Served up with intelligence and excellent production values, the series, much like the buds that the main character delivers, is high-grade, primo shit. Smart, well written and most of all, funny. Easily one of the best things you’ll find for free today on the net.

 

Click here for an interview with the creators talking about the production side of making High Maintenance.

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