Canna-Flick It

Canna-Flick It

African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton St. – 3rd Floor (Foyer – Hall of Culture/Activism Alley)
Canna-Flick It (CFI) is a cannabis film series created by the founders of Born Collaborators and The People’s Dispensary San Francisco. Through film, media, and tech, CFI shares the stories and experiences of people of color in the cannabis industry, impacted by the war on drugs, and instrumental in creating policy and legislation to liberate cannabis and hemp.
Our first series, at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, will feature two documentaries: Standing Silent Nation by Suree Towfighnia and Life After Life by Tamara Perkins. The screenings will frame the decades of displacement and weaponizing of Cannabis in Black, Native, and POC communities, while discovering what we can do to root ourselves in the growing equity of this industry. The series will end with a talk back and mixer in partnership with Equity Sessions SF and Calling Mari Jane.
June 15, 2019


  • Standing Silent Nation Nation

    • Filmmaker – Suree Towfighnia 
    • Released: 2006
    • Running Time: 53 mins
    • Language English
  • Life After Life 
    • Filmmaker – Tamara Perkins
    • Released: 2009
    • Running Time: 61 mins
    • Language: English

Talk Back & Mixer

Talk Back 1:30PM-2:30PM
  • Conversation with Tamara Perkins (Life After Life), Maria Judice (Indigo Impact), Nina Parks (Equity Sessions SF), and Chelsea Candelaria (Calling MariJane/SF Roots CA)
  • Moderated by Melonie Green & Melorra Green (AAACC/TPDSF/The Ibeji Lounge)
Mixer 2:30PM-5PM
  • Space to network and share ideas about the Bay Area cannabis community
  • Hosted by Equity Sessions SF, Calling MariJane/SF Roots CA, and The People’s Dispensary SF

Co-Presented by
African American Arts & Cultural ComplexIndigo Impact, The People’s Dispensary San Francisco, Equity Sessions SF, Calling MariJane/SF Roots CA, and The Ibeji Lounge
Co-Sponsored by