We Want Our Nickel Back - The Story of Falconbridge

Publisher:  Latin American Working Group, Toronto, Canada
Resource Type:  Slide Show
Cx Number:  CX935

"We Want Our Nickel Back" is a slide/tape show produced by the Latin American Working Group which outlines the structures of a multinational corporation, the forces behind it and its impact on the communities where it operates, using Falconbridge as an example.

Abstract:  "We Want Our Nickel Back" is a slide/tape show produced by the Latin American Working Group which outlines the structures of a multinational corporation, the forces behind it and its impact on the communities where it operates, using Falconbridge as an example. The show begins with a cartoon section involving two Sudbury children who have lost a nickel down the sewer. A stranger comes along and suggests a way they can retrieve the nickel. When they are successful, he walks off with the nickel, leaving them with one penny each. But before his departure he introduces them to the Wonderful World of Nickel and multinational corporations.

The slide/tape show continues in a more serious vein outlining the structure and ownership of Falconbridge; the impact of corporate decisions on workers and communities like Sudbury in terms of lay-offs, health and safety, and pollution; the role of multinational corporations in countries like the Dominican Republic and Namibia where the people have no control over their resources or the wealth derived from their exploitation by foreign corporations. The slide show calls for control of resources by the communities and countries where they are found so that the wealth generated will be used for the benefit of the people of the country rather than exported to enrich a few corporations.


$85.00, plus $3. 1st class and $5. Ontario sales tax.

Subject Headings

Insert T_CxShareButtonsHorizontal.html here