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Black Marketing

1940's

Black Marketing

Black Marketing - 1940's

Like a television courtroom drama, the prosecutor deconstructs a criminal enterprise within the meatpacking industry. The dramatization hints at Hollywood crime films of the day, with shakedowns, oblivious accomplices and bribe money wrapped in paper with a soup bone. Despite the fact that the accused are given no opportunity to defend themselves, this piece of […]

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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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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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