Back-Breaking Leaf

The Back Breaking Leaf

  • Canada
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  • Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • Wolf Koenig (Producer)
  • Roman Kroitor (Producer)
  • Terence Macartney-Filgate (Cinematographer)
  • Gilles Gascon (Cinematographer)
  • John Spotton (Editor)
  • Stanley Jackson (Writer)
  • Eldon Rathburn (Music)
  • Terence Macartney-Filgate (Sound)
  • George Croll (Sound)
  • Victor Merrill (Sound)

Regarded as the best documentary from the NFB’s Candid Eye series, The Back-breaking Leaf is a sympathetic account of the daily lives of multicultural transient workers on a tobacco farm in Southwestern Ontario. Largely observational, the film is noted for its expressive and striking use of direct sound.

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