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RATOPOLIS

Canada, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Gilles Thérien

The rat population of the world (estimated at one rat per man) is a constant danger to health. It spreads disease, contaminates our drinking water, our food. The film studies a colony of wild rats; it observes their habits, their social stratification, their enormously rapid reproductive cycle.

Then it poses the question: What should be done about them? Scientists hesitate—the role of the rat in the ecological system is not yet established.

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