Archive for the ‘ Film ’ Category

LabourStart Conference, Toronto, 2016

16th May 2016 | 0 Comments

We presented at LabourStart and met fascinating people working for social change.  Chris Ramsaroop, co-founder of Justicia, also joined our conversations. VIC203– CHANGING THE FRAME ON MIGRANT WORKER JUSTICE  THROUGH DOCUMENTARY PRAXIS The relationship between documentary and social movements is discussed in this workshop. For over a decade filmmaker Min Sook Lee has worked in collaboration with […]


“Migrant Dreams” and Transnational Storytelling

12th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2008 the entrance of temporary foreign workers have outnumbered immigrants permitted to settle permanently in Canada.  The media have fed into the panacea that Temporary Foreign Programs (TFWPs) are stealing “Canadian jobs”, which resounded loudly with the controversy surrounding the Royal Bank last year and more recently with McDonalds locations in British Columbia and […]


It’s summer

1st July 2014 | 0 Comments

Es verano, unas de nuestras compañeras migrantes se van, otras se transfieren a otras farmas, otras esperan regresar para la nueva cosecha de frutas; la vida gira con la producción, el tiempo y el amor pasa atreves de los contratos de trabajo y nuestra amistad sigue aquí y allá, atravez del tiempo en Mexico y […]


From “El Contrato” to “Teo in Toronto”

20th May 2013 | 0 Comments

“El Contrato” turned 10 years old last year. We commemorated its anniversary by bringing Teodoro Bello Martinez to Toronto to have a public event to discuss changes that migrant workers have experienced in rural Ontario since its release. After a decade, “El Contrato” continues to be widely used to raise awareness about realities that are […]


“Teresa”—Cine Chileno-2009

7th April 2012 | 0 Comments

“Teresa Wilms Montt es escritora, una mujer rebelde, atormentada y bella. Se casa a los 17 años desafiando la oposición familiar. Se enamora de quien no debe y un tribunal familiar la condena al encierro en un convento. Separada de sus dos hijas se escapa a Buenos Aires con Vicente Huidobro. Desde esa huida su […]


Award Winning Documentary about Mining: El Oro de la Vida

7th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Violet Went to Heaven – Trailer with English subtitles

24th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Watching the story of prolific Chilean woman who will live forever…


NFB: “Doctors without Residency”

10th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Canada brings the best and the brightest from all over the world but mostly to serve as cheap and flexible labour. What does all of this cost all of us in terms of untapped potential and resources?


“A Better Life”–(Migration) Movie Trailer

28th February 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my students just emailed me about this film… I must watch it!


Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and the Way Forward

5th February 2012 | 0 Comments

I absolutely love this series. I just found out about it through the Race listsevere from the University of Alberta. It tackles the marginalization of Aboriginal Peoples in a way that brings forward the agency, resistance and the way peoples are re-inventing themselves to chart a better future. The series features many places and communities […]