Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
Third world countries are ideal places to manufacture film, as they desire jobs and are willing to neglect the environment to secure employment for the population.
So, USA, UK, Germany, Belgium,Czech Republic, Croatia, Japan and China are third world countries? Are there any other countries where film is made (not packaged, actually manufactured, as you mentioned)?

It can be a clean, chemical-manufacturing process and does not need to be dumbed down to "oooo, chemicals are nasty".

I think there will be a continuing reduction in colour-film use, but black-and-white film seems just about 'different' enough to survive. The problem for Kodak (and Fuji) is a lot of their production is for movie prints, with much of the rest being colour films for stills, and those markets are looking a bit fragile right now.