The Hole Story

(Hoyos (Trou Story))
Richard Desjardins, Robert Monderie | Documentary

2011 | 80 minutes | Canada

Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews, and humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear case against the way mining has been done in Canada.

Synopsis

The history of mining in Canada is a story of astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health. The story of nickel in Sudbury, silver in Cobalt, gold in Timmins, and copper in Rouyn... Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews, and their trademark humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear case against the way mining has been conducted in Canada.

The Hole Story is a film that sounds the alarm about mining. In a country rich in mineral resources, mining companies have historically paid little tax, while local municipalities bear the financial burden of building and maintaining the roads they use to transport their wealth to other countries. Some films are essential viewing, and The Hole Story is one of them!

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Desjardins, Richard (screenwriter)
Desjardins, Richard (director)
Monderie, Robert (screenwriter)
Monderie, Robert (director)
Loumède, Colette (film producer)

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Research, script and direction: Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie.


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DIRECTOR: Richard Desjardins, Robert Monderie

NATIONALITY: Canada

YEAR: 2011

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: English; Spanish; French

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult

SUBTITLE/CC: AVAILABLE

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: NOT AVAILABLE

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