Growing dollars

Canada, 1978

Film
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The dramatic increase in grain production during the ‘Green Revolution’ in the mid-1960’s, created an important agricultural advance in many Third World countries. However, it had wide repercussions on all types of farming. Large scale mechanised farms began to take over smaller farms, forcing small and tenant farmers who lost their land to migrate to the cities, where they swelled the ranks of the urban unemployed. This documentary is a look at ‘agri-business’, a term to describe the multi-national corporations that are attempting to create a world agricultural system in which everything they produce is for customers in the already wealthy countries. (Awards: Berlin)

Credits

director

Tina Viljoen

producer

Barrie Howells

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

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