Where have all the farms gone?

Canada, 1969

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Tumbledown, weatherbeaten old barns and dwellings stand like gaunt skeletons of other times, reproachful of an economy that let them down. Unable to compete with food-chain marketing, the farmers have moved into town, and eventually the bulldozer applies the final indignity to buildings that once represented a full and wholesome way of life. Filmed in 1969 in the Upper Ottawa Valley of Ontario and Quebec, this film carries nostalgia in its mute question: What price progress?

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