In 2010 Julian and Myrtle were raided in their home and arrested for Cannabis possession. Dubbed ‘The Dagga Couple’ by the SA media, they set aside their careers in the Film and Television industry to establish a non-profit company to support their Constitutional Court Challenge. Fields of Green for ALL assists fellow South Africans who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. This is part of the preparation for The Trial of the Plant set down to start in the Pretoria High Court in March 2016.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCapeTown, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxCapeTown event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.