Hemp for Victory
|Hemp For Victory|
|Directed by||Raymond Evans|
|Produced by||U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|Written by||Brittain B. Robinson|
|Starring||Lee D. Vickers (Narrator)|
|Music by||Reuben Ford (Monaural)|
|Running time||16 minutes|
The film was made to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort because other industrial fibers, often imported from overseas, were in short supply. The film shows a history of hemp and hemp products, how hemp is grown, and how hemp is processed into rope, cloth, cordage, and other products.
Before 1989, the film was relatively unknown and the United States Department of Agriculture library and the Library of Congress told all interested parties that no such movie was made by the USDA or any branch of the US government. Two VHS copies were recovered and donated to the Library of Congress on 19 May 1989 by Mia Farrow, Carl Packard, and Jack Herer.
The only known copy in 1976 was a 3/4" broadcast quality copy of the film that was originally obtained by William Conde in 1976 from a reporter for the Miami Herald and the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church of Jamaica. It was given in trust that it would be made available to as many as possible. It was put into the hands of Jack Herer by William Conde during the 1984 OMI (Oregon Marijuana Initiative). The film 20 years later is now available anywhere on the Internet.
Hemp for Victory is also the title of a book about hemp, published 2006 in London by Whitaker Press (ISBN 0-9549939-0-X). It is the work of several authors active in the hemp world, including Kenyon Gibson, Nick and Cindy Mackintosh, Woody Harrelson, Mina Hegaard and Sam Heslop.
2008 Remake "Hemp for Victory II - the sequel"
A new, three part documentary series entitled "Hemp for Victory II - the sequel" is being made by a UK production company.
References↑Jump back a section
- Hemp for Victory at the Internet Movie Database
- Hemp for Victory at Google Videos (Adobe Flash video)
- Hemp for Victory on YouTube
- Hemp for Victory is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- Transcript of Hemp for Victory
- Hemp For Victory II - the sequel