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Release Information
November 16, 2002
Montréal (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
November 16, 2002
Montréal (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
November 16, 2002
Montréal (Ex-Centris)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
November 16, 2002
Montréal (Ex-Centris)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 31, 2002
Montréal (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 31, 2002
Montréal (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 31, 2002
Montréal (Ex-Centris)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
October 31, 2002
Montréal (Ex-Centris)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
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Production Details

Producer
Sylvain L'Esperance
Sylvain L'Esperance
Director
Sylvain L'Esperance
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Director of Photography
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Writer
Sylvain L'Esperance
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Editor
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
René Roberge
Cast
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
Jacques Leduc
78 minutes, 2001

Underpinning the latest wave of economic globalization is Adam Smith’s 18th century theory of the invisible hand of individual self-interest as the driving force in free markets. And no corner of the world remains untouched by the invisible hand of this "new economy." In Guinea, multinational bauxite mining operations have brought massive machines to strip the rich red earth of its ore, which travels to the sea on endless trains, and is loaded on ships bound for Canada where it will be processed into aluminum. Bypassed by the mining operation, the people of Guinea live at the far end of the aluminum industry chain, collecting foreign-made discarded pop cans which they reforge into otherwise unaffordable life necessities - pots, pans, nails. From within this local and very visible handiwork culture, local dance and music traditions grow and reach back out to the world. Sylvain L’Espérance has chosen not to present us with a treatise on globalization, but rather to quietly and respectfully observe local ingenuity at work. Full of unexpected connections, surprising insights, high-energy song and dance, and exquisite images, this elegantly woven film celebrates creativity and embodies resistance to the brutalities of globalization’s invisible hand.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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