Shift Change

This documentary looks at the microchip, an American invention exploited by the Japanese that caused a second industrial revolution. The devastating effect on millions of human lives is related through interviews with some of the newly jobless in Hamilton, Ontario. Using the example of Japan for contrast, host James Laxer demonstrates that the cost of technological advances need not be so high if their effects are foreseen and planned for. Part 2 of the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada.

Comments

  • ForestCat

    “What were the adults in England doing, while the children were working in the cotton factories and bankrolling the country?” — ForestCat, 15 Apr 2012

Discuss this film Please sign in to add your comment
Not a member ? Click here

Film Credits

director
Jefferson Lewis
script
Jefferson Lewis
producer
Kent Martin
associate producer
Erna Buffie
photography
Kent Nason
sound
Kalle Lasn
John Martin
Tim Wilson
editing
Hannele Halm
sound editing
Raymond Vermette
Gilles St-Onge
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
Adrian Croll
music
Eric Lemoyne
Roger Lemoyne
Bruce Granofsky
host
James Laxer

Find Similar Films