Winding Down

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX2790

Abstract:  WINDING DOWN presents a close-up look at Canada's current economic crisis, and brings national problems down to a community level. The lens through which the film views the problems of the economy is a United Steelworkers' strike against INCO in Sudbury,Ontario. At stake were the rights the workers had won over several decades of organizing and confrontation. The film questions the right of transnational corporations to make decisions that have tremendous impacts on the lives of individuals, families, and whole communities, and shows that people can fight back and assert their own needs and priorities. The film also challenges the ability of Canada's resource-dependent economy to generate rational economic development.