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Catalogue Number:  NFB526849
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Paul Lapointe, Raymond Gauthier
Directors:  Valmont Jobin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Civics, Fiction, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1983
Running Time:  26m 22s


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This drama is based on a tragic event that took place in Kapuskasing, Ontario, in 1963. A strike, declared illegal, had been causing misery among the loggers employed by the Spruce Falls Paper Company. A local farmers' cooperative continued to sell wood to the company despite the strike. Tensions rose, farmers and loggers clashed, and three men were killed. The story describes what happens when, a year later, the son of a farmer involved in the clash goes to work for the company. His first day at logging camp shows that old feelings die hard.

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