Director: Marjorie A. Short
An unusual documentary about Kudzu(PuerariaThunbergiana), a vine threatening to take over large portions of the Southern landscape of the USA.
Imported from Japan in the 1930s for erosion control, its spreading growth has become a problem of menacing proportions.
Featuring the Kudzu Queen, the Kudzu Band and an appearance by President Carter, the film illustrates how Southern cultural traditions have quickly grown up ; around this botanical pest.Silver Reel, San Francisco. Special Jury Award and Gold Medal, Virgin Islands.