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Tobacco's Last Stand

2004 44 min
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In this feature documentary, we head to Norfolk County, Ontario, an unusual Canadian town where anti-smoking forces are the enemy in a community that proudly celebrates the annual tobacco leaf harvest and supports a feisty pro-tobacco mayor. Firmly in denial about the consequences of second-hand smoke, community leaders proclaim their right to freedom and economic success against the backdrop of a growing anti-smoking campaign and a heated city council debate on making the community smoke-free.

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Tobacco's Last Stand

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In this feature documentary, we head to Norfolk County, Ontario, an unusual Canadian town where anti-smoking forces are the enemy in a community that proudly celebrates the annual tobacco leaf harvest and supports a feisty pro-tobacco mayor. Firmly in denial about the consequences of second-hand smoke, community leaders proclaim their right to freedom and economic success against the backdrop of a growing anti-smoking campaign and a heated city council debate on making the community smoke-free.
  • director
    Robin Benger
  • producer
    Peter Starr
  • writer
    Robin Benger
  • director of photography
    John Westheuser
  • editor
    Christopher Sumpton
  • sound recordist
    Alister Bell
  • sound editor
    Marvyn Dennis
    Joe Mancuso
    Dan Sexton
  • assistant editor
    Edgar Rigonan
  • narration writer
    Robin Benger
  • narrator
    Nicky Guadagni
  • original music composer
    Claude Desjardins
    Eric Robertson
  • archival footage
    Nomad Films
  • researcher
    Robin Benger
    Trevor Haché
    Wayne Pender
  • additional cinematography
    Herb Tyler
    Larry Carey
    Jim Borecki
    Alister Bell
  • additional sound recordist
    Peter Jones
    Steve McNamee
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
  • narration recordist
    Robert Di Gioia
  • online editor
    Mike Langevin
  • colourist
    Sean Evans
  • title design
    Martin Dolgener
    Yuhay-Ray Ng
  • production coordinator
    Lisa Broadfoot
    Catherine Fletcher
    Sarah James
  • budget officer
    Ida Di Fruscia
    Julietta McGovern
  • senior production administrative assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • marketing manager
    Sue Mander
  • technical coordinator
    Mark Wilson
  • production assistant
    Dan Thornhill
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • line producer
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Sylvia Sweeney

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