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Bacon, the Film ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520753
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Business Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2002
Running Time:  51m 54s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Several years ago, large-scale hog producers and their political allies in Quebec decided to branch out into international markets. But bacon, like everything else, has its price. Bacon, the Film asks whether we have properly measured the social and environmental impacts of this proliferation of huge hog operations. The soil is already showing signs of sterility. Rivers are contaminated. Water, the very symbol of life, has itself become a hazard in some communities. The situation could be spinning out of control. Abandoned by the state, citizens groups are making their voices heard and taking back democracy. An unexpected grain of sand in a machine well oiled by neo-liberal dogma, they are fighting to keep society on a human scale.

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