Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie’s The
Hole Story continues in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest
The history of mining in Canada is the story of
astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health.
The story of nickel in Sudbury, silver in Cobalt, gold in Timmins, copper in
Rouyn . . .
Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews
and their trademark humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear
case against the way mining has been done in Canada. The
is a film that sounds the alarm about mining. In a country rich in mineral
resources, mining companies have historically paid little tax, while local
municipalities bear the financial burden of building and maintaining the roads
they use to truck their wealth out to other countries. Some films are
essential viewing—The Hole Story is one of them!
2011, 79 min 16 s
Also available in French
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September 16 2012, Montréal - Canada
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