Social Issues and the Economy
National Film Board documentaries reflect upon incidents from Canada’s past and show political history as it happens.
The Back-breaking Leaf
1962, Director: Terence Macartney-Filgate
1 min 29 s
2. How does the camera technique contribute to the film's treatment of transient labour and the hard work of tobacco picking?
A graphic picture of the tobacco harvest in southwestern Ontario, from the points of view of the field workers who move in when the leaves are ripe, and of the farmers who depend on the crop.