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La feuille qui brise les reins - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526398
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor, Tom Daly
Directors:  Terence Macartney-Filgate
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Canadian History, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, Geography, History, Social Issues, Social Studies, World History
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1959
Running Time:  27:36

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Smokers say it's relaxing, but tobacco harvesters call it "the back-breaking leaf." Here is a graphic picture of the tobacco harvest in southwestern Ontario, presented from the points of view of the transient field workers who move in for a brief bonanza when the leaves are ripe, and of the farmers who depend solely on this crop. A 1959 black and white production.

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