Weekend Video: Fogo Island

some-problems-of-fogoBy using film as a means of communication, the people of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, voice some of their daily concerns and thoughts about the future. Some of the problems discussed are the fishermen’s unions, the fish plant, able-bodied men on welfare, the problems of education, and the issue of the consolidation of schools. This classic 1967 documentary by Colin Low raises many of the same issues facing workers right across the country today – the need for a strong union.

Some Problems of Fogo by Colin Low, National Film Board of Canada

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