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"Using a dramatized documentary approach, By Their Own Strength depicts the farmers' protests against being exploited by the grain buyers and middlemen. It also conveys the growth of the co-operative movement on the Prairies from the turn of the century through to the establishment of the early Grain Growers' Grain Company and the development of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Despite a rather excessive use of titles to convey information, this is a powerful film [...]."
-- Peter Morris

Film Reference Library. "Canadian Film Encyclopedia." Film Reference Library (Toronto International Film Festival Group). (s.v. 'By Their Own Strength')