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Hemp For Victory

1940's

Hemp For Victory

Hemp For Victory - 1942

Hemp for Victory, produced by the US government in 1942, made a case for increasing the domestic cultivation of Cannabis sativa. As WWII ratcheted up and the Japanese controlled the hemp powerhouse of Southeast Asia, a vital resource for the war effort, the filmmakers advocate US farmers focus on the “devil’s weed” as a cash […]

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Negro Colleges During Wartime

1940's

Negro Colleges During Wartime

Negro Colleges During Wartime - 1944

This documentary produced by the US War Department commences with a stone memorial to Booker T. Washington. We are then presented with an overview of how African-American universities were contributing the nations effort during World War II.  

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We Work Again

1930's

We Work Again

We Work Again - 1930's

We Work Again is a US government civic-minded film aimed specifically at the unemployed African American population in the wake of the Great Depression.

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The Terrible Truth

1950's

The Terrible Truth

The Terrible Truth - 1950's

In this Cold War era anti-drug film, the point is, if you smoke marijuana, you are destined to become a heroin addict, just like Phylis. Sticking to the principals of red-scare tactics, a Harry Truman-like, hard-nosed narrator leads us through a cautionary tale, where once you start, you are forever a member, just like the […]

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Society of the Spectacle

1970's

Society of the Spectacle

Society of the Spectacle - 1973

“In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation.” “The images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream in which the unity of that life can no longer be recovered. Fragmented views of […]

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Your Job in Germany

1940's

Your Job in Germany

Your Job in Germany - 1946

Directed by It’s A Wonderful Life’s Frank Capra and written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, produced by the United States Information & Education Division of the Army Services Forces in 1946, this authentic film proposes, “War with Germany ends in victory, victory leads to peace … Sometimes … Sometimes not.”

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Why Viet-Nam?

1960's

Why Viet-Nam?

Why Viet-Nam? - 1960's

Why Viet-Nam? was a film produced in the later 1960’s to rationalize United States presence in Vietnam. Some of the reasoning sounds familiar today when we examine United States’ indefinite presence in other hotspots around the world.

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Trailer: Marihuana

1930's

Trailer: Marihuana

Trailer: Marihuana - 1930's

  A trailer for a nudie film that masquerades as an anti-‘marihuana’ morality tale. Watch wild & reckless youths lose their souls to the devil’s weed. Watch the movie Marihuana here now for free!  

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Propaganda Techniques

1950

Propaganda Techniques

Propaganda Techniques - 1950

This educational film made in the in 1950 teaches viewers about the dynamics of propaganda. A teacher breaks down how propaganda works to an eager student.

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The Enemy Agent & You

1960

The Enemy Agent & You

The Enemy Agent & You - 1960's

This Cold War counter-spy instructional film was created to convince government officials traveling with top secret info to watch their backs. Watch hapless G-men get seduced  by treacherous Soviet she-spies.

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