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Winter's Harvest / Raccolto D'Inverno

Australia, 1980 (MIFF 1980, Programme 36)

Director: Brian McKenzie

A documentary account of a community of italian families who have made an interesting combination of Southern Italian provincial customs and Western consumer culture. The events symbolising this are, the collective slaughtering and processing of a pig into salamis and meats for winter. The film provides a foreboding social context, as pressure from the meat industry portends and end to these people's traditionally based control over their own food.

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