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On the Tobacco Road ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB528094
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Jean-Marc Garand
Directors:  Maurice Bulbulian
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, French, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  26m 03s


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The tobacco fields around Delhi, Ontario, attract hordes of young pickers, many of whom come from Québec. This year, work is scarce. Rumour has it that foreign--and cheaper--migrant labour has been imported. The Québécois gather in the town's parks, waiting for jobs. The camera singles out a group of them, and shows their experiences at the hands of the law and a group of racist hoodlums.



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