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Beef Inc.

Beef Inc.

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A struggle for control of the world food market is waging, and the battle promises to escalate in the 21st century. Beef Inc. examines how a handful of companies have come to dominate beef production and distribution in North America.

As traditional farming falls victim to agri-business, small producers and consumers are paying the price. What has been a way of life for generations is now solely a money-making venture for big business. In the beef industry, a strategy of "intense livestock production" has been implemented to boost profit margins. Cattle are housed and fattened in overcrowded feed lots, a situation which exposes them to disease. To combat this, the animals are systematically vaccinated, given antibiotics and pumped with growth hormones. No regard is given to the potential health risks to consumers or the quality of the end product.

This film gives a voice to the independent cattle producer who, unable to compete with the corporations, find themselves being squeezed out of the industry. In French with English subtitles.

  • research
    Germán Gutiérrez
    Carmen Garcia
  • script
    Germán Gutiérrez
    Carmen Garcia
  • cinematographer
    Germán Gutiérrez
    Martin Leclerc
  • camera assistant
    Yoan Cart
    Martin F. Leblanc
  • sound
    André Dussault
    Marcel Fraser
    André Boisvert
    Richard Lavoie
    Daniel Guilbeault
  • picture editing
    Michel Grou
  • sound design
    Lusse Cloutier
  • music
    Bourbon Gautier
  • musician
    Jeff Smallwood
    Bill Gossage
    Bourbon Gautier
  • narration - writer
    Carmen Garcia
  • translation
    Nora Alleyn
  • narration
    Luis de Cespedes
  • casting
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice
    A.J. Henderson
    Theoharis Standjofski
    Frank Fontaine
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • foley
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
    Monique Vézina
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • titles
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • technical editing support
    Danielle Raymond
  • administration
    Colette Brodeur
  • administration assistant
    Dany Delpy
    Suzanne Duguay
  • technical coordination
    Richard Cliche
  • participation
    Jean-Jacques Élie
  • direction
    Carmen Garcia
  • assistant to the producer
    Christiane Germain
  • producer
    Éric Michel



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