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The Hemp Revolution
The Hemp Solution
Directed by Anthony Clarke
Produced by Anthony Clarke
Screenplay by Anthony Clarke
Starring Andrew Weil, Terence McKenna
Narrated by Anthony Clarke
Cinematography Anthony Clarke, Arvind Condon
Edited by Anthony Clarke, Arvind Condon, Rohan Fisher
Release date
1995, 2010 (re-release)
Running time
72 minutes
93 minutes (2010)
Country  Australia
Language English

The Hemp Revolution (revised as The Hemp Solution in 2010)[1] is a 1995 Australian documentary film by Anthony Clarke about the history of hemp and its thousands of uses, as well as the economic and cultural forces behind its prohibition,[2] and its modern potential to solve major environmental problems.[1] Clarke states that the hype surrounding hemp had overshadowed the plant's benefits as a source of paper pulp and its uses as a cotton substitute.

The film shows how:[1]

  • Hemp paper is a solution for the problems of deforestation and pollution associated with the wood-for-paper industry
  • Hemp textile production is a solution for the problems of chemical use in the 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
  • Hemp medicine is a solution to alleviate many ailments for many people


The film is shot in Australia, the United States, and Nepal. Major research for the film was done by Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, and the film features footage from Hemp for Victory and Reefer Madness.[3]


In 2010, the film was revised, expanded by 45%, and renamed to The Hemp Solution.[1] It was produced by Sol Ramana-Clarke of Central Tilba and was shown at the 1-2 May 2010 MardiGrass[4] and the 11th annual (3-5 September 2010)[5] Woodstock Museum Film and Video Festival.[1] 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.[1]



The Hemp Revolution received positive reviews from Barbara Creed of Melbourne Age,[6], The Sydney Morning Herald, Variety,[1] and the San Francisco Chronicle. The film also received a Certificate of Honorable Mention at the Columbus International Film Festival.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Premiere of the revised "The Hemp Solution", Narooma News, 25 August 2010 (retrieved 31 January 2012)
  2. ^ Reintroducing Industrial Hemp: Documentary to explore uses for plant, Campbell Wood, Business Lexington, 21 September 2010 (retrieved 28 September 2010)
  3. ^ Review: The Hemp Revolution hits the big screen, Steven Wishnia, High Times, January 1996 (retrieved 28 September 2010 from Global
  4. ^ Hemp, hemp, hooray!, Northern Rivers Echo, 29 April 2010 (retrieved 31 January 2012)
  5. ^ Woodstock Film Festival 2010, Woodstock Museum (retrieved 31 January 2012)
  6. ^ Strange Times: High Priority, Ken Baker, IPA Review, Vol. 49/1, 1996, p.45

External links[edit]

Category:1995 films Category:Australian documentary films Category:Films about cannabis Category:Cannabis legal reform Category:Documentary films about drugs Category:English-language films

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