Top Made-in-Canada Eco Films

Now that the National Film Board has opened its vaults to all of us, don’t miss these provocative home-grown environmental films.

Crapshoot: The Gamble With Our Waste

2003 | Directed by Jeff McKay | 52 min


Think flushing the toilet is a dignified way to wash away your dirty business? Think again. Shot in Sweden, Canada, India and Italy, Crapshoot: The Gamble with our Waste takes a candid and disturbing look at traditional – and ingrained -  methods of human waste disposal, tracing how the chemicals and pathogens we flush down the loo, may well be winding up in our food. Gooey black sewer sludge and filthy catch basins don’t normally pre-dinner entertainment make, but in this case we highly recommend it. Everything from flame retardants to chemicals found in common hair dyes have been found in the night soil Canadian farmers legally spread on crop-bearing fields. Yech!

Photo credit: Scott Collins © 2003 National Film Board of Canada