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posted by cinemapolitica in on Sep 24, 2012 - View profile

Toronto, ON

THE HOLE STORY screening by Cinema Politica at the Bloor

co-presented with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Ntwk

- 8:45pm
Tuesday October 2 2012

Venue: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y5
Cost: Entry By Donation (suggested $2-5)

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Join us Tuesday, October 2nd for an uncompromising look at Canada's mining industry, which according to the filmmakers has no concern for people or the environment in its pursuit of profit. THE HOLE STORY is an alternative mining history to the mainstream commercial narrative of economic development and prosperity. This screening is co-presented with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network. Hope to see you there!




A skewering analysis of the the ways in which Canadian mining companies have put profit before people and the environment.

Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie / Canada / 2011 / 79 ' / English

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 6:45PM
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
COST: Suggested donation $2-5
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This screening is co-presented with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and will be followed by a discussion with local organizers.

SYNOPSIS: "Don't know much about mines? Not many people do. Mines don't talk. Especially about their history."

Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie relate this history in their latest documentary, THE HOLE STORY, a documentary which continues in the same provocative vein as their earlier FOREST ALERT.

The history of mining in Canada is the 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, copper in Rouyn...Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews and their trademark humorous social commentary, Desjardin and Monderie make their case against the way mining has been done in Canada with clarity and conviction.

Click this link to view the trailer for the film and read more.



Cinema Politica is the largest non-commercial campus and community based documentary screening network in the world with locals all over Canada and abroad.

Cinema Politica, in partnership with the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, hosts a recurring screening night every first Tuesday of the month dedicated to political independent documentary film and video, with discussions following each projection.

Film listings appear at and at the cinema's online schedule as well. All screenings are by donation.

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