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This video documents the economic reality of Quebec and the situation of Québécois workers. Using illustrations, archival footage and photographs and texts, Quebec`s history of economic independence from France, England and the U.S., is depicted. Following is a description of the paper industry in Mont-Laurier, the asbestos industry in Thetford Mines, which includes in particular images and comments on the strike in 1949, and the Firestone Corporation in Joliette, as seen through the eyes of the workers on strike in 1972.

1974
Canada
55:26
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Larry Mead
Music
Dominique Tremblay
Philippe Gagnon
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam
Keywords
Economy, Work, Archive, Dependence, Industry, Strike