Director: Martin Duckworth
The history of coal mining is a story of back-breaking labor, dangerous working conditions, meagre salaries. and occasionally violent labor strife Coal deposits can mean job opportunities and economic prosperity for the people who mine the ore. but too often miners find themselves exploited by industrial capitalists, sometimes poorly represented by union leaders and occasionally manipulated by government.
The film 12,000 Men documents the situation on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island in the 1920s, explaining how the extraction and exploitation of one of the largest coal deposits in Canada led the miners there into an epic struggle for survival.
Sudbury is the site of the world's largest nickel deposit, and 160,000 people live in this city whose life is determined by the rhythm of the world nickel market and one company, Inco. Inco Metals Co… More »
The Hibakusha are the survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 The film follows a group of ... Hibakusha who attended a mass peace demonstration in New York in 1982. ... In… More »