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Migrant Dreams: A Film by Min Sook Lee

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer. …

Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government labour program that has built a system designed to empower brokers and growers to exploit, dehumanize and deceive migrant workers who have virtually no access to support or information in their own language. Workers willing to pay exorbitant fees to work at minimum wage jobs packing the fruits and vegetables we eat in our homes. Migrant workers who deserve basic labour and human rights. Canada it seems, has failed them.

Read more here: https://www.migrantdreams.ca/synopsis/
Press Kit: https://www.migrantdreams.ca/newsandpresskit/


Sponsored by:

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Details

Date:
November 16, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.migrantdreams.ca

Venue

In Person
Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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Phone:
(226) 772-3001
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