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La feuille qui brise les reins

La feuille qui brise les reins

Court métrage documentaire sur un métier difficile : la récolte du tabac canadien au début des années 1960. Si on plante le tabac avec des machines, on doit s’armer de patience quand il s’agit de le récolter, puisqu’il faut courber l’échine, se baisser jusqu’à terre et le ramasser. C’est ce que font chaque année les 30 000 personnes qui se déplacent pour récolter le tabac en Ontario.

  • director
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
  • delegate producer
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Stanley Jackson
  • images
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
    Gilles Gascon
  • sound
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
    Victor Merrill
    George Croll
  • editing
    John Spotton
  • narration
    Claude Jutra
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn


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Ages 12 to 17

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Diversity - Identity
Geography - Natural Resources
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
History - World History

Discuss the diverse world of the migrant workers who create a multicultural community during the tobacco harvest. Read John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" or watch the film adaptation starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Compare the worlds of George and Lennie and the tobacco primers in Ontario (the social order, the friendships, the challenges, etc.).

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