The Dispossessed

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The Dispossessed (Les dépossédés)

Directed by Mathieu Roy

  • Canada 2017; 183 min
  • Original version: English, French, Hindi
  • Genre: Documentary
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Synopsis

The disastrous environmental impacts of modern agribusiness are no longer up for debate, but few documentaries have explored the consequences for workers. An ambitious project, filmed around the world, THE DISPOSSESSED approaches the global food crisis from the farm worker’s perspective. While multinationals, blessed with government support, keep developing solutions supposed to solve the world’s hunger problems, rural folks keep getting poorer, perpetually pushed toward bankruptcy, displacement, a paradoxical inability to feed themselves, and even suicide. With enlightening interviews and keen observations of agricultural work, backed by exceptional cinematography, THE DISPOSSESSED unpacks the systemic causes of this tragedy.

Production

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

     

International Sales

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

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