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Hemp for Victory -1942 - propaganda in favor of cannabis in WWII [UNCUT]

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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2010

Hemp for Victory is a black-and-white United States government film made during World War II, explaining the uses of hemp, encouraging farmers to grow as much as possible.

History:
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.

As it was made by the US Government, it is public domain.

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 U.S. government. Two VHS copies were recovered and donated to the Library of Congress on May 19, 1989 by Maria 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 through the internet.
This is the original (uncut) version

[german]
Hemp for Victory ist ein vierzehnminütiger US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilm, der 1942 im Auftrag des Landwirtschaftsministeriums der Vereinigten Staaten gedreht wurde. Er sollte die Bauern zum Anbau von Nutzhanf bewegen, für den während des Zweiten Weltkriegs beim amerikanischen Militär ein erhöhter Bedarf bestand.

Geschichte:
Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurden wichtige Hanfanbaugebiete von den Japanern kontrolliert. Die amerikanischen Streitkräfte brauchten den Hanf vor allem zur Herstellung von Tauen für die US Navy. Um den Bedarf zu decken, startete das Landwirtschaftsministerium 1942 eine Kampagne, um zu erreichen, dass von amerikanischen Bauern insgesamt 1200 km² Hanf angebaut würden. Im Zuge dieser Kampagne wurde der Film »Hemp for Victory«, zu deutsch »Hanf für den Sieg«, gedreht.

Der Film zeigt zu Beginn eine allgemeine Geschichte von Hanfanbau und Hanfprodukten. Danach wird anhand von Beispielen aus Kentucky und Wisconsin gezeigt, wie Hanf angebaut wird, wie es zu Seilen, Stricken, Kleidern und Tauwerk verarbeitet wird und wo es nachher verwendet wird.

In den 1980ern begann der Film unter Hanfaktivisten zu kursieren.

Hier die ungekürzte Originalversion
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