Shutdown

Canada, 1980

Film
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Documents the closing-down of an American-owned branch plant with all the personal trauma that such a decision causes to the workers. The employees discuss the dilemma of working in an economy dominated by foreign ownership and the lack of government action to protect jobs in American-owned branch plants.

Credits

director
co-producer

David Springbett

Don Hopkins

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32097

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Canada

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → International business enterprises - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International business enterprises - Social aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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