Hempsters: Plant The Seed

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HEMPSTERS: PLANT THE SEED follows seven activists as they fight to legalize industrial hemp in the United States. The plant is used in over 30 countries and is widely known to have numerous environmental benefits, including: less reliance on oil, more efficient use of energy, forest conservation, soil redemption and landfill use reduction. Over 25,000 products can be manufactured using industrial hemp. This is not an alternative, but the solution! If you've felt indifferent to the industrial hemp movement so far, this lively documentary will jumpstart your thinking. After witnessing the arrest of Woody Harrelson for planting four ferral hemp seeds in Kentucky and his subsequent trial and acquittal, you will likely be spittin' mad. You might be nearly as mad as traveling hemp activist Craig Lee and a number of featured old-school Ketucky tobacco farmers who want to grow the multipurpose crop as a way to save their farms. You might become as disillusioned as Alex White Plume, leader of a Lakota "Tospaye" (family clan), and the first family to plant industrial hemp on American soil since the 1950's. He makes a startling case that his right to grow the crop is a sovereignty issue. Julia Butterfly Hill goes to extreme lengths to protest the pulping of old-growth forests by living for over two years at the top of a 1,000 year old redwood tree in Northern California. GatewoodGalbraith, the fiery orator of the U.S. Reform party, attempts to bring the public at large to its sense in his own inimitable style. A hyper-pace ride with a sizzling soundtrack, this motion picture puts hemp at the heart of just abouit every grassroots issue in America today. Featured players include Willie Nelson, Merie Haggard, Ralph Nader and Woody Harrelson. More than a political study of cannabis, Hempsters is a rousing portrait of our country's most spirited and sensible free-thinkers. This irreverent documentary follows actor Woody Harrelson, activist Julia Butterfly Hill, musician Merle Haggard and other celebrities as they speak out in favor of legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp in America. Revealing the many economic and ecological benefits of the plant, filmmaker Michael Henning travels far and wide to examine the surprising diversity of hemp supporters, from rural Kentucky old-timers to Ralph Nader. HEMPSTERS is a thought-provoking and compelling documentary that will not only encourage all of us to take action, but move us one step closer towards a more sustainable planet.

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  • Guest

    Wow, Exactly,
    was somewhat indifferent (rather it didn't seem to matter), thinking was jumpstarted, and am spittin' mad (girlwise)
    Canada gov. website says you have to grow a minimum of 10 acres.
    So we wanna get some. Will keep talking and planning.
    Great docs lately ! Thank you Doc Wire !

  • Robin

    HEMPSTERS: PLANT THE SEEED is not really a polemic or a diatribe about the practicality and multitudinous benefits of growing cannabis in its various forms. Rather, HEMPSTERS is a stirring, almost inspiring, portrait of some of our country's more eccentric and spirited "free-thinkers" as they would no doubt prefer to be called. The documentary follows seven activists and their allies as they fight to legalize industrial hemp in the United States. Hemp is already used in over 30 countries and is widely know to have numerous environmental benefits including the reduced use of oil (especially imported oil from our "enemies"), forest conservation and soil redemption. It's a startling reminder that any product that can be produced from petroleum can also be produced by hemp. Over 25,000 products we use in our ordinary daily lives can be manufactured or derived from industrial hemp. In America's past are laws requiring farmers to grow hemp. Hemp is a durable fiber that can be used for paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, health food and of course fuel. The film features Woody Harrelson. Other activists include Willie Nelson, Ralph Nader and Julia Butterlfy Hill. If this subject interests you, and you are already a medicinal marijuana supporter, then by all means consider the other uses of this amazing, ancient, miraculous plant that does not need pesticides to grow and actually leeches toxins out of the ground! Oh, and here's something else to think about: It would take less than six per-cent of U.S. land to grow enough hemp for hemp fuel to make us energy independent from the rest of the world!

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