Watch Bright Leaves
- 1 hr 47 min
This is a documentary movie about tobacco in North Carolina. Ross McElwee's great grandfather created the Bull Durham tobacco brand in North Carolina. He handed down a legacy to his family that lives to this day. Ross and his family are the subjects of this documentary movie. It explores the history of the family from the start of their tobacco production to the present. This family's fortune and history rest up the smoking of tobacco. It was a cash crop for early settlers in the state and remains the same today. New tobacco regulation and crack downs by health authorities in governments have focused attention on this trade.