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55,000 for Breakfast

Directed by Lawrence Cherry and Evelyn Spice Cherry
Canada, 1949 (documentary, 11 minutes, English)
Also known as "55,000 petits déjeuners"

Film Description:
"The film reports on a meeting of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers at Guelph, Ontario, and its plan to help solve the dire problem of world hunger -- a problem sharpened by the birth of 55,000 more human beings, arriving 'for breakfast,' each day. Delegates emphasize the plight of the many nations who face starvation while others have a surplus of food. The Canadian delegate presents a proposal for an international agency to ensure fair distribution of food. It is endorsed by the conference, which challenges the world to make it work."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Evelyn Cherry, Raymond Garceau
Produced by: Lawrence Cherry, Evelyn Cherry
Narrator: Jack Scott
Film Editing: Horace Clarke
Music: Eldon Rathburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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