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High There promotion turns to high-profile human rights activism for Dave High & Roland Jointz
High There star leads Falun Gong protest parade in Santa Monica
Directors Wayne Darwen and Henry Goren, in character as High There protagonists Dave High and Roland Jointz, were in Palisades Park at the 420 Games' 2.20 Mile March for the Weed for Warriors project (promoting cannabis-stoked athleticism and supporting wounded veterans) when they were enlisted by the Falun Gong activists to help bring attention to their cause.
The pair had joined 420 event organizers and sponsors including Magical Butter (http://www.magicalbutter.com/)
Protesters in their distinctive yellow shirts literally pounced upon High and Jointz as they entered Palisades Park toward the 420 Games (http://420games.org/)
At one point, Dave High was convinced to lead a parade of hundreds of Falun Gong suporters in their distinctive yellow shirts and carrying flags, down Santa Monica Boulevard, across Ocean Acenue and into the park.
A reporter from the independent Chinese NTD television (http://www.ntd.tv/
"I, of course support human rights in all its forms,” Dave High told the reporter and the audience of NTD television audience across the globe. “High There is a film that reflects that. And I’m proud to be its champion."
Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa (http://www.falundafa.org/))
High There has been very well-received by critics ("A perfect film"-- ABucket OfCorn.com) and is becoming a cult favorite on DVD and Video on Demand.
The Santa Monica event follows the High There team's much-publicized appearance at the Las Vegas Hempfest, where comedy legend Tommy Chong was seen to "pass the cannabis comedy torch" to Darwen.
Executive producer Sam Peters announced at the Hempfest that a sequel, Area 420, will begin principal photography in Las Vegas in late November.
High There is a Sam Peters International Productions Unlimited presentation of a Good Story Productions and Rat Lung Pictures production.