Min Sook Lee / Canada / 2016 / 88′ / English, Indonesian, Spanish, s.t. English
WHAT: Montreal premiere of MIGRANT DREAMS, followed by Q&A with director Min Sook Lee, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson, migrant workers and activists.
WHERE: Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Concordia University
WHEN: Monday, October 17, 7PM
COST: Suggested donation of $5-10
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/196295524135472/
▪ This event is co-presented with the Immigrant Workers Centre and the Concordia Sustainability Action Fund.
▪ The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for Migrant Dreams, a powerful documentary that exposes the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Director Min Sook Lee, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson, migrant workers and activists will be joining us for a post-screening Q&A!
This event is co-presented with Solidarity Across Borders, the Immigrant Workers Centre [Imi Wo Cen // Iwc-Cti] and Sustainability Action Fund Concordia. Admission is by donation basis ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Noé Arteaga, an ex temporary foreign worker from Guatemala, believes that the situation of temporary workers from Guatemala has continued to worsen. Nevertheless, the majority of those workers have accepted this situation which normalizes labour exploitation for fear of not having employment in their countries of origin. One of the consequences of the recent changes in the TFWP law is that workers cannot apply to the program more than 4 years in a row, excluding many. The immigration law does not allow these workers to re-apply for this program after 4 years of working in the country, and many of them escape from this program, seeking residence through other avenues.
Marc Labreche made a parody to address the sad situation of these temporary workers in Canada, but the agency FERME, which recruits temporary foreign workers to Canada, came out saying that this was something of the past.
To see the complete documentary http://tvo.org/video/documentaries/migrant-dreams-feature-version
To see the trailer https://youtu.be/0J_4-E7IAFU