The Hole Story

In this feature documentary, Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie continue in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest Alert, this time turning their lens on Canada's mining industry. Using striking images, rare archival footage and interviews, The Hole Story analyzes company profits and the impact of mining on the environment and workers’ health.

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Film Credits

Richard Desjardins
Robert Monderie
Richard Desjardins
Robert Monderie
Richard Desjardins
Robert Monderie
Richard Desjardins
Alain Dupras
Marc Gadoury
location sound
Richard Lavoie
Hélène Girard
sound editing
Claude Beaugrand
original music
René Lussier
Colette Loumède
Pascale Bilodeau
Akufen Atelier créatif
Akufen Atelier créatif
Lise Wedlock
Jean Paul Vialard
visual archives research
Claire Bourbonnais

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