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English, Spanish, and French with English subtitles

The history of mining in Canada is a story of astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health. The story of nickel in Sudbury, silver in Cobalt, gold in Timmins, and copper in Rouyn… Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews, and their trademark humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear case against the way mining has been conducted in Canada.

The Hole Story is a film that sounds the alarm about mining. In a country rich in mineral resources, mining companies have historically paid little tax, while local municipalities bear the financial burden of building and maintaining the roads they use to transport their wealth to other countries. Some films are essential viewing, and The Hole Story is one of them!

About the Director
Robert Monderie is known for Le peuple invisible (2007), L’erreur boréale (1999) and Trou Story (2011).

Richard Desjardins was born on March 16, 1948 in Noranda, Québec, Canada (now Rouyn-Noranda). He is a composer and director, known for L’erreur boréale (1999), Le peuple invisible (2007) and Comme des chiens en pacage (1977).