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Film title
Film (21:20)
The Forest in Crisis
1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
This film dispels the myth that Canada has an inexhaustable...
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Film (23:27)
Class Project: The Garbage Movie
1980, production : Martin Defalco
A group of pupils, aged eight to thirteen, embark on a...
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Film (17:42)
A House on the Prairie
1978, production : Ron Bashford, Bob Lower
The promise of riches in a new land lured many settlers to...
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Film (20:05)
Forest Under Siege
Two million six hundred square kilometers of forest are the...
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Film (17:23)
Design Innovations for Canadian Settlements
1976, production : Bruce Mackay
A look at innovative housing and community design in...
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Film (52:10)
The Great Clean-up
1976, production : James Carney
This film is about the Great Lakes, how they were polluted...
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Film (51:30)
A Great White Bird
1976, production : Michael McKennirey
This film documents the efforts of a group of people in...
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Film (25:28)
The Forest Watchers
1975, production : Peter Raymont
The Forest Watchers tells us some remarkable things...
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The Forest in Crisis



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Film  (21:20) 1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
This film dispels the myth that Canada has an inexhaustable supply of usable wood. It documents the use and misuse of forest resources in northern Ontario, and the efforts of government and industry to find better ways to grow a second forest. However, the problem is not just a northern one. The crisis threatens the forest industry, creator of one out of ten Canadian jobs.

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