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Emperor of Hemp
Emperor of Hemp
Actor: Jack Herer
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 59min


Movie Details

Actor: Jack Herer
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Meyers Films
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/10/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 59min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Must See for Anyone
A. Neal | San Diego, CA USA | 01/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether or not you believe marijuana and /or hemp should be legal or not, this documentary is a must-see for everyone. This isn't your run of the mill "legalize it dude" flick. Watch this movie and you will learn about the facsinating 10,000 year history of the hemp plant, while gaining deep insights into Jack Herrer's transformation from Goldwater Republican to Hemp Activist. What's amazing is how Jack, a God-Fearing, Flag-Waving pro-war Republican during the Vietnam War (and who served in Korea), transforms into a driven hemp activist after smoking marijuana for the first time and learning the true history of hemp. It's a tragedy that this movie isn't required in American Schools so that our country could know our true history. You will not be disappointed."
The Emperor transforms from a prohibitionist to an activist
Jessica Lux | Rosamond, CA | 02/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Emperor of Hemp documentary was inspired by hemp pioneer Jack Herer's book The Emperor Wears No Clothes and financed by the (late) founder of The Body Shop, Anita Roddick. The film tells the story of hemp, cannabis, and the origins of American drug policy using the life of Jack Herer as a backdrop.

Herer came of age in the 1950's as a flag-waving Republication stanchly opposed to marijuana. When he discovered the falsehoods in the government's propaganda, he transformed into a pro-hemp activist, encouraging the country to re-consider the crop that had been an agricultural staple for centuries before America outlawed it. Herer opened the first hemp store (in Venice Beach, CA) and began a long career as an educator and activist for the crop he believes could revolutionize our food, fuel, paper, and even medical industries.

Throughout his activist career, Jack Herer has repeatedly screened a 14-minute WW II-era government film reel entitled "Hemp for Victory," snippets of which appear in this documentary. The U.S. government disavowed the film as a hoax. Despite these earnest efforts to discredit his movement, Herer and company were able to unearth proof at the Library of Congress that the film was indeed produced by the Department of Agriculture. This is just one of Herer's many victories in exposing the hypocrisy of the government's war on drugs. Pick up The Emperor of Hemp to learn more."
A must see!
B. Tallarico | FLorida | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have not seen this you should. No matter what you think you know about hemp and its by-products, you will learn new information in this documentary that will really make you think!"
Emperor of Hemp
T. Miyashiro | Sacramento, Ca | 01/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Interesting and informative video of Jack Herer, noted hemp advocate. Well worth watching."