The Hemp Solution
This revised 2010 update of the highly acclaimed documentary has been expanded by 45 percent. THE HEMP REVOLUTION was first released in 1995 as a 16mm film in 100 cities worldwide, and this Australian documentary has continued to be a key educational element in the modern resurgence of hemp industries and medicines worldwide.
In Producer/Director Sol Ramana-Clarke's words: "The world's most amazing plant just gets more amazing. I expected the update to be a quick little re-edit, but as I began researching the progress in hemp industries and medical marijuana research worldwide I kept getting blown away by the exciting developments".
THE HEMP SOLUTION explores the fascinating history of Cannabis Sativa (the hemp plant), its thousands of uses, the economic and cultural forces behind its prohibition and its modern potential to solve major environmental problems.
With engaging footage from around the world, it shows how: hemp paper is a solution for the problems of deforestation and pollution associated with our wood for paper industry; hemp textile production is a solution for the problems of chemical use in our cotton industry; hemp building materials is a solution to build with a negative carbon footprint; hemp seeds are a solution to alleviate hunger in poor countries and to provide easily digestible whole protein, vitamins and minerals to all people; hemp seed oil is a solution for deficiencies in Omega 3 essential fatty acid in modern diets; and hemp medicine is a solution to alleviate many ailments for many people. Most remarkably, the updated medical section reveals the latest research in THC's ability to kill cancer cells and the newly found role of cannabinoids in balancing every bodily function.
This award-winning film also examines the history and controversy around the drug marijuana, the current "war on drugs" and alternative policy options.
Featuring the world's most brilliant experts on hemp-related issues including Dr Andrew Weil, Dr Lester Grinspoon, Terence McKenna, Prof. Peter Dale Scott, Dr Andrew Katelaris, and Dr Kate Short, the doco also has a great soundtrack with music from Jackson Browne, Sirocco, Shanti Ramana and more!
“Powerful...fascinating and intelligent...should be seen by anyone interested in the psyche of the Western world and the future of the planet”
“Expert and multi-layered...”
-THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“Fascinating...chock full of engaging facts.”
-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Certificate of Honorable Mention
-COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST.
“I laughed. I cried. The most definitive film on hemp and related issues ever!”
-MARI KANE, HEMP WORLD MAGAZINE