In "Hemp for Victory," a World War II era propaganda film, the virtues of the "natural" fiber are extolled by none other than the U.S. Government. Recently dragged into the age of technology by Free Speech TV, the film is a little outdated for educational value, but it's an entertaining cultural history lesson. Laden with cartoonish xylophone riffs and heart warming Americana images, how can it lose?
Of course, it only works with RealPlayer or VDO Live. You'll also have to listen to an angsty intro blurb about Free Speech TV and Psych@ctive -- a weekly feature covering the marijuana legalization front -- but it's only 40 seconds or so. Then the fun starts.