The Hole Story

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The Hole Story (original French title: Trou story) is a 2011 documentary film and web documentary directed by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie (fr) about mining in Canada and its impact on the environment and workers' health.[1] The film focuses primarily on the mining communities of the Northeastern Ontario and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions, including Sudbury, Timmins, Cobalt, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or and Malartic.

The film includes interviews with figures such as federal Member of Parliament Charlie Angus, former Ontario MPP Elie Martel, former Sudbury mayor John Rodriguez, Rouyn-Noranda mayor Mario Provencher and former Val-d'Or mayor and Quebec MNA André Pelletier.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the film had its world premiere in October 2011 at the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (fr), before opening in Quebec theatres.[2][3]


  1. ^ Coursol, Maxime (30 March 2012). "Tristes mines à Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré". L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant (in French). Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Tremblay, Odile (22 October 2011). "Richard Desjardins et Robert monderie au Devoir - Trou Story en terrain miné". Le Devoir (in French). Montreal. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Provencher, Normand (5 November 2011). "Trou Story: mauvaise mine". Le Soleil (in French). Quebec City. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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