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Jasper Municipal Library
500 Robson Street, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0

The Dispossessed | Mathieu Roy | 2017 | 76 min 13 (shorter version)

The Dispossessed is a journey around the world that sheds light on the daily strife of hungry farming class. In this era of industrialized agriculture, across the globe, people who produce food are paid less than almost any other profession. Part cinema-vérité, part essay, our film examines the mechanisms by which farmers are falling into a somber cycle of despair, debt and dispossession. Shot in India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Switzerland, Brazil and Canada, The Dispossessed is carried by stunning cinematography and fascinating interviews and follows the peasantry’s migration from their farmlands to the dystopian megapolis’ construction lands.

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