May 30, 2017
Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams
Migrant workers to present their perspective on jobs with justice in Quebec.
Press conference with representatives of the Immigrant Workers Centre and Cinema Politica. Migrant worker Juan Godoy Enríquez and lawyer Susan Ramirez, representing the group of workers defrauded by a Victoriaville-based recruitment agency, will give an update of their case. Also presenting, Francisco Mootoo, an industrial butcher for a meat-packing industry just North of Montreal who fought together with his colleagues for their right to stay in Quebec against the infamous four-year limit on migrant workers imposed by the former Conservative government. The presentations will expose the continuing injustices faced by foreign workers in Quebec under the program and will coincide with the launching of the film tour Migrant Dreams that will be screened in different cities including: Victoriaville – May 13, Chicoutimi – June 1st, Quebec City – June 2 and Mascouche – June 3.
Migrant Dreams is a powerful feature documentary by Min Sook Lee that exposes the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), where foreign workers are treated as modern-day indentured labourers. The film follows the fight of a group of Indonesian women working in Leamington, ON.
Wednesday, May 31 at 10am
Office of the Immigrant Workers Centre
4755 Van Horne, suite 110
Media coverage requested.
Photo opportunities and interviews available.
For more information, please contact Immigrant Workers Centre, Fabienne Hannequart-Fortin at (514) 578-7494.