Canned Dreams

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Gauriloff, Katja. Canned Dreams. Helsinki: Oktober Oy, 2012. HD, 78 min.

Canned Dreams is a lyrical journey across the world. It builds a portrait of ordinary workers, through their own personal stories. All this happens in a frame of following a route of one canned food product, which starts its journey from other side of the world and travels all across Europe. Behind this product are uncountable pairs of hands and their stories. (Source: Deckert Distribution GmbH)

© 2012 Deckert Distribution GmbH. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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Further readings: 
  • Cleave, Richard, et al. Gender and the Welfare State: Care, Work and Welfare in Europe and the USA. Cambridge: Polity, 2003.
  • Francis, Charles A., et al. Alternatives to Monoculture: Sustainable Systems for US Crop Production. Taipei: ASPAC Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, 1989.
  • Milne, Anne. "New Directions in Labouring-Class Studies: Ecocriticism." Key Words: The Journal of the Raymond Williams Society 8 (2010): 46–7.
  • Ruiz, Vicki L. Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization and the California Processing Industry, 1930-1950. Albuquerue: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.