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Bacon, The Film

2002 51 min
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Several years ago, large-scale hog producers and their political allies in Quebec decided to branch out into international markets. But bacon, like everything else, has its price. Bacon, the Film asks whether we have properly measured the social and environmental impacts of this proliferation of huge hog operations. The soil is already showing signs of sterility. Rivers are contaminated. Water, the very symbol of life, has itself become a hazard in some communities. The situation could be spinning out of control. Abandoned by the state, citizens groups are making their voices heard and taking back democracy. An unexpected grain of …

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Several years ago, large-scale hog producers and their political allies in Quebec decided to branch out into international markets. But bacon, like everything else, has its price. Bacon, the Film asks whether we have properly measured the social and environmental impacts of this proliferation of huge hog operations. The soil is already showing signs of sterility. Rivers are contaminated. Water, the very symbol of life, has itself become a hazard in some communities. The situation could be spinning out of control. Abandoned by the state, citizens groups are making their voices heard and taking back democracy. An unexpected grain of sand in a machine well oiled by neo-liberal dogma, they are fighting to keep society on a human scale.
  • participant
    Élise Gauthier
    Roméo Bouchard
    Maxime Laplante
    Bernard Paquette
    Luc Veilleux
    Clément Pouliot
    Michel Chartrand
    Guildor Michaud
    Germain Cameron
    Yvan Girard
    Jacques Landry
    Claude Daigle
    Marthe Daigle
    Pierre Gosselin
    José Bové
    Lorne Giroux
    Robert Lemieux
    Jean-Guy Paré
  • director
    Hugo Latulippe
  • researcher
    Hugo Latulippe
  • writer
    Hugo Latulippe
  • location manager
    Hugo Latulippe
  • editor
    Annie Jean
  • cinematographer
    Hugo Latulippe
  • sound recordist
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • sound editor
    Sylvain Bellemare
    Olivier Calvert
  • additional sound recording
    François Guérin
    Richard Lavoie
  • additional camera
    Katerine Giguère
  • research assistant
    Laure Waridel
    Colette Lebeuf
  • music research
    Alain Auger
  • music
    René Lussier
  • music recording
    Carole Facal
    François Chauvette
  • music mixing
    Carole Facal
    François Chauvette
  • narrator
    Hugo Latulippe
  • translation
    Kathleen Fleming
  • narration recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • titles
    NFB Postproduction Image Service
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • administration
    Johanne Dubuc
    Colette Brodeur
  • administration assistant
    Patrice Filion
    Florence François
    Dany Delpy
  • technical coordination
    Julie Morin
    Richard Cliche
  • distribution officer
    Élise Labbé
  • administrative assistant
    Lise Lévesque
    Catherine Drolet
  • line producer
    Christian Medawar
    Christiane Germain
  • producer
    André Gladu
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