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By Their Own Strength

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University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta: 16mm (2 copies).
"Dramatization of the conditions and events which lead Saskatchewan farmers to organize the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Depicts the grievance and struggles of the farmers, the establishment of the cooperative, opposition, construction of the elevator system, formation of the Wheat Board and the various setbacks."

Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, digibeta.
"The film traces the history of wheat farming in the Canadian West and how, through co-operative action and the formation of wheat pools, farmers have united to improve their lot and stabilize prices."

A revised version was produced in 1958. The 1940 silent version was silent.