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Where Have All the Farms Gone?

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Tumbledown, weatherbeaten old barns and dwellings stand like gaunt skeletons of other times, reproachful of an economy that let them down. Unable to compete with food-chain marketing, the farmers have moved into town, and eventually the bulldozer applies the final indignity to buildings that once represented a full and wholesome way of life. Filmed in 1969 in the Upper Ottawa Valley of Ontario and Québec, this film carries nostalgia in its mute question: What price progress?

1969, 16 min 08 s

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Red Ribbon Award - Category: Technology
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 9 to 13 1972, New York - USA