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Catalogue Number:  NFB520830
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tom Daly, John Kemeny
Directors:  Mort Ransen
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Swedish Institute for Cultural Relations (Stockholm)
Subject:  Architecture, Business Studies, Documentary, Social Issues, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1970
Running Time:  28:08

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A film about Norrbotten, in northernmost Sweden, where industrial and agricultural patterns have changed and people are being relocated in industrial towns far from the life they have loved. In a series of interviews we meet people who have known the dignity of independence and who have suddenly become welfare cases. The film asks: Are their lives being improved? How can we reconcile human values and economic needs?

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