“The Dispossessed” is an impressionist journey that sheds light on the daily strife of the world’s farming class. In this era of industrialized agriculture, across the globe, people who produce food are paid less than almost any other profession. Part cinema-vérité, part essay, our film examines the mechanisms by which farmers are falling into a somber cycle of despair, debt and dispossession. Shot in India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Switzerland, Brazil and Canada, “The Dispossessed” is carried by stunning cinematography and fascinating interviews and follows the peasantry’s migration from their farmlands to the dystopian megapolis’ construction lands.

In French and English | Subtitled in French

2017

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

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