Chemical Conquest

Chemical Conquest

| 25 min

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A documentary about the chemical research that was used against crop-threatening insects, plant diseases and weeds in the 1950s. The film shows laboratory experiments at a government research station and poses questions about the ultimate effects of toxic substances on food-producing soil.

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Chemical Conquest, Larry Gosnell, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Larry Gosnell
  • producer
    Larry Gosnell
  • script
    Larry Gosnell
  • executive producer
    David Bairstow
  • photography
    Grant Crabtree
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
    George Croll
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • narrator
    James Tapp
  • music
    Joan Edward
  • editing
    Maureen Balfe

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