The Provincial Human Rights Committee will be screening the film, Migrant Dreams, at OPSEU Human Rights Conference on December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Chelsea Hotel. The film screening will be followed by a panel and Q&A with Director, Min Sook Lee, as well as with Chris Ramsaroop and Tracey-Anne Hines from Justicia for Migrant Workers.
Migrant Dreams is a feature documentary about a group of migrant farm workers who dare to resist the systemic oppression and exploitation from their recruiters, employers and the Canadian government in small-town Ontario.
Date: December 1 2018
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Cheslea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West
For more information about the conference, click here
About the Director of Migrant Dreams, Min Sook Lee
Min Sook Lee is an award winning Canadian filmmaker with a diverse and prolific portfolio of multimedia work. Her doc filmography includes: the Gemini
nominated El Contrato which looked at the lives of Mexican migrant workers in Ontario; Tiger Spirit, a personal reflection on reunification between North and South Korea, garnered the Donald Britain Gemini for Best Social/Political Documentary; and Hogtown -a dissection of the politics of policing in Toronto’s city hall which was awarded the Best Canadian Documentary prize at the Hot Docs Festival. Min Sook’s documentary The Real Inglorious Bastards was honoured with the Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary in 2013. Her latest documentary, Migrant Dreams, a portrait of resistance amongst migrant workers in Canada, was released in 2016.
Min Sook is a recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award for El Contrato’s impact on the rights of migrant workers. Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks Festival, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the arts and labour movement.
Min Sook is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she teaches Art and Social Change. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersections of labour, border politics, migration, art & social change.
For more information about Min Sook min_sook_lee_bio.pdf
About Justicia for Migrant Workers
Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) strives to promote the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program) and farmworkers without status. Promoting workers’ rights entails fighting for spaces where workers themselves can articulate their concerns without losing their work or being repratriated. We start with workers’ knowledge and concerns and collectively devise strategies to make necessary changes. We see ourselves as allies and strive for a movement that is led and directed by workers themselves.
For more information about Justicia j4mwprofile.pdf