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)?
Originally Posted by Rick A
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.