A look at the conditions of living beings caught in the industrial meat production chain
In theatres January 27

Les Films du 3 Mars and Les Films de l’Autre have announced the theatrical release of Resources, an observational documentary directed by Hubert Caron-Guay and Serge-Olivier Rondeau. The film was screened as an international premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). It was then presented at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) as well as in Paris, Vienna and Turin. It will open in Quebec theatres on January 27, 2023.

The meat industry is booming in Quebec, Canada, where huge factories use standardized production methods to convert vast herds of livestock into meat. They hire asylum seekers, mainly from Latin America, so they can continue to produce at competitive rates. This observational film splits its focus between the workers and the animals; between the parallel lives whose paths are destined to cross in the factories. We see new arrivals talking with a community organization that mediates between the workers and the factory, their stories and expectations intercut with scenes of overcrowded pigsties and cows milked day in, day out, and giving birth in chains. Directors Hubert Caron-Guay and Serge-Olivier Rondeau also point the lens at the parched and utterly depleted earth, where nothing but corn can grow. Everything that takes place here is in service to optimizing production. At a calm pace, and without any direct comment, we are witness to the living conditions of humans, animals, and crops alike, in this subtle and critical look at a world driven by capitalism and the living links in the chain that make this possible. (©IDFA)

Quebec. 2021. 99 minutes. Original Spanish and French version – with English or French subtitles.

Directing: Hubert Caron-Guay and Serge-Olivier Rondeau | Script: Hubert Caron-Guay and Serge-Olivier Rondeau | Cinematography: Serge-Olivier Rondeau | Editing: Anouk Deschênes | Sound design: Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau | Sound mix: Stéphane Bergeron | Sound recording: Hubert Caron-Guay | Production: Les Films de l’Autre (Hubert Caron-Guay and Serge-Olivier Rondeau) | Distribution: Les Films du 3 Mars