Into the Weeds

The powerful story of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a former Bay Area groundskeeper who takes on a multinational agrochemical corporation after a terminal cancer diagnosis.
Dewayne “Lee” Johnson

Into the Weeds tells the powerful story of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a former Bay Area groundskeeper who takes on a multinational agrochemical corporation after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Directed by celebrated filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, the film follows Johnson through his battle, setting his personal journey against a global environmental crisis.

Baichwal’s award-winning body of work centers on our strained relationships with the natural world. She has directed 10 feature documentaries, including Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (co-director), 2018; Long Time Running (co-director), 2017; Act of God, 2009; Manufactured Landscapes, 2006; The Holier It Gets, 1999; and Let It Come Down, 1998.

Into the Weeds will premiere at Hot Docs 2022. Coming to The Passionate Eye on CBC and CBC Gem in fall 2022.