28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed

director: Mathieu Roy
original title: Les Dépossédés
country: Switzerland, Canada
year: 2017
running time: 182 min.


The camera’s steadfast gaze carefully follows the toil of small-scale farmers across the globe and records speeches by representatives of food conglomerates and supporters of sustainable development. The documentary essay uncovers the pyramid of an agriculture industry interested only in profit, with no regard for the nutritional needs of man and the soil.


Roy Mathieu is a contemporary Canadian director. He began his documentary career with his feature-length debut François Girard’s Three-Act Journey (2005), for which he won the Prix Gémeaux. 

more about film

director: Mathieu Roy
producer: Lucie Tremblay, Gabriela Bussmann, Vadim Jendreyko, Colette Loumède
photography: Benoit Aquin , Mathieu Roy
editing: Louis-Martin Paradis
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