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Some People Have to Suffer ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524942
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Christopher Pinney, Len Chatwin, Peter Katadotis
Directors:  Christopher Pinney
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1976
Running Time:  42m 52s

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This film documents a community's struggle to survive in the face of government indifference and the political and financial clout of industrial developers. In 1953 the residents of Bridgeview, British Columbia, were promised sewers; following years of debate, frustration, meetings and verbiage, construction started in 1977. The film interviews some of the residents, who state their opinions frankly both to the camera and at meetings. When the film was shown at the Habitat conference in Vancouver, 1976, press coverage noted: 'The Third World is merely twenty miles from the site of Habitat.'

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