Over The Edge: Sam Brown Documentary 6

According to TheSensus, Jason Priestly (remember, Beverly Hills 90210) is going to make a feature-length film about it.

From the CBC Website:
On February 23, 2009, 24-year-old Sam Brown of British Columbia was arrested by U.S. authorities in Washington State as he landed a helicopter he had piloted across the border. Sam’s crime: he was attempting to smuggle almost 200 kilograms of marijuana, “B.C. Bud”. Only a few days after his arrest, Sam hanged himself in his jail cell. In Over the Edge, Linden MacIntyre takes us into the world of drug smuggling in B.C. and the role in it of young people like Sam Brown.

Sam was an extreme sports enthusiast, who thrived on the adrenaline of risk taking. He grew up in the B.C. interior, living in Nelson, where the flourishing mountain biking scene offered him new challenges. Rugged and picturesque, Nelson is a hotbed for the young and unconventional, a magnet for extreme sports enthusiasts—and a centre for the lucrative, underground marijuana industry.

The homegrown pot, “B.C. Bud”, pours billions of illegal dollars into local economies in B.C. Huge demand for the drug has allowed Nelson to ride out normal economic swings. But “B.C. Bud” also fuels a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise on B.C.’s lower mainland and the United States, sustained largely by a core group of thrill-seekers like Sam—young people who smuggle drugs for the sheer high of the risk and their addiction to the money.

In Over the Edge, the fifth estate reconstructs Sam’s final smuggling mission. Linden MacIntyre speaks with a former smuggler who recruited Sam into that world. Viewers will also hear from his sisters and father, still grappling with the circumstances of his arrest and his death, as well as Sam’s American lawyers, some of the last people to speak with him before he took his life.

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  • I Am Jacks Wet Dream

    11/17/2009 2:13 PM

    'On a long enough time line, everyone's survival probability drops to zero’. I'm sure 'The Missle' is thinking the same thing.
    IMO the survival probability of the notion of outlawing marijuana needs to hit zero. Making cigarettes illegal makes more sense.

    Thank you big paper and tobacco.

    BTW: this is a really good documentary, not only about Sam himself, but his family also including a sister who races pro. Definitely worth the 43 minutes.

  • reillyf

    11/16/2009 8:24 PM

    pot aint legal here in canada, sad to see sam go, had good times shredding with him

  • Mwood

    11/16/2009 3:32 PM

    fuck the game

  • sofa king slow

    11/16/2009 3:03 PM

    No, and smuggling it into the US is obviously not legal either...

    This is really sad. Fvck the war on drugs.

  • Iggz

    11/16/2009 11:26 AM

    No Hans... chrons' illegal unless "medicinal"

    Drugs are Baaad mmkay

  • H-Keisler

    11/16/2009 10:00 AM

    isnt mary jane legal in canada???