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

producer

Barrie Howells

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33349

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Germany - Berlin - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Economic aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food supply - Developing countries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → International business enterprises

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Agriculture - Economic aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply - Developing countries

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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