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Still from MIGRANT DREAMS

Cinema Politica is proud to be the official distributor of MIGRANT DREAMS, the newest film by acclaimed filmmaker Min Sook Lee. Below you can read the film's synopsis, learn about the fllmmakers, and importantly - book this amazing documentary for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today!

ABOUT THE FILM

Director: Min Sook Lee
Running time: 88 minutes
Languages: English, Indonesian, Spanish with Eng. s.t.
Release: 2016

MIGRANT DREAMS is a powerful documentary exploring the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), where foreign workers are treated as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer. Visit the official website of the film, read the Director's Statement and watch the film's trailer.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

An award-winning filmmaker with a diverse and prolific portfolio of multimedia work, director Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed social documentaries, including: My Toxic Baby, Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, El Contrato, Badge of Pride and Canadian Screen Award winner The Real Inglorious Bastards. Min Sook is also an Assistant Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she teaches Art and Social Change. Min Sook is a recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award for El Contrato’s impact on the rights of migrant workers, and Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour. More recently, in 2016 she was awarded the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Committment to Community and Resistance.

Based in Toronto, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson is an award-winning documentary film producer who has been involved in the industry for over a decade. Her first feature length documentary was Herman’s House, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, among many other accolades. Lisa has associate produced several films including Tribeca and Hot Docs winner The World Before Her.

EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS

To obtain an educational or institutional license for MIGRANT DREAMS, click here and fill in the form.

BOOK A SCREENING

To book MIGRANT DREAMS for a film festival, a grassroots screening, a community event and more, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.

SCREENINGS

Durban, South Africa
- July 23, 2017, 1PM, 38th Durban International Film Festival, Cinema Nouveau 1

Melbourne, Australia
- July 13, 2017, 830PM, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Longplay (318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy)

Manchester, UK
- June 09, 2017, 3:45 PM, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building

Terrebonne, QC
- June 03, 2017, 6 PM, Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Moulins (640 rue Langlois, bureau 3)

Québec, QC
- June 02, 2017, 7 PM, Le Fou Aeliés, Université Laval, Pavillion Desjardins-Pollack (2325 rue de l'Université, Local 1550)

Chicoutimi, QC
- June 01, 2017, 6:30 PM, UQAC auditorium P0 5000 (555 boulevard de l’Université)

Toronto, ON
- June 01, 2017, 1:30 PM, Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies, Ryerson University

Victoriaville, QC
- May 31, 2017, 7 PM, Petit auditorium du Cégep de Victoriaville (475 rue Notre-Dame Est)

Miami Beach, FL
- May 26, 2017, 5:30 PM, World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights, presented by CUPE, The Loews Hotel, Americana 1 Room (1601 Collins Avenue)

São Paulo, Brazil
- May 17, 2017, 4:15 PM, Brazilian International Labour Film Festival, Espaço Cultural Casa do Lago, University of Campinas – UNICAMP

Toronto, Ontario
- May 12, 2017, Cinema Politica Danforth, Eastminister United Church, (310 Danforth Ave)

New York, New York
- May 10, 2017, 9:15 PM,
 Workers Unite! Film Festival, Cinema Village, (22 East 12th Street) 

Harlem, New York City, New York 
- May 7, 2017, 5:00 PM, Harlem International Film Festival, MIST Harlem, (46 W. 116th Street) 

Fredericton, NB
- April 28, 2017, 7 PM, CP Fredericton, Part of 2017 Mayworks Fredericton Festival, UNB Tiller Hall, Room 102 (9 Macauly Dr.)

Montreal, QC
- April 21, 2017, 4:30 PM, A Mini-Conference on Migrant Vulnerability, McGill University, SSMU building, room 302 (3480 Mc Tavish Street)

Medicine Hat, AB
- March 27, 2017, 7 PM, Cinema Politica Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Public Library (414 1st St S.E.)

Montreal, QC
- March 26, 2017, Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 Bldv de Maisonneuve W

Toronto, ON
- March 15, 2017, 6:30 PM, The MUFF society, Imagine Cinemas Carlton

Winnipeg, MA
- March 10, 2017, 7 PM, Ellice Street/Bandwidth Theatre

Windsor, ON
- March 7, 2017, 2:30 PM, University of Windsor

Toronto, ON
- March 6, 2017, The Society of Energy Professionals

Kelowna, BC
- March 2, 2017, 6 PM, World Community Film Festival, Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave.

Toronto, ON
- March 2, 2017, 6 PM, University of Toronto, Scarborough MW building

Toronto, ON
- March 2, 2017, 6 PM, University of Toronto

Kelowna, BC
- Feb 24, 2017, 6 PM, UBC Okanagan's campus, Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.

Nanaimo, BC
- Feb 18, 2017, 5:15 PM, Nanaimo Global Film Festival, Vancouver Island University (VIU), Building 356, Room 109

Vancouver, BC
- Feb 17, 2017, KDocs: Kwantlen Documentary Film Festival, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Maple Ridge, BC
- Feb 16, 2017, 6:30 PM, Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows, Maple Ridge City Hall

Guelph, ON
- Feb 9, 2017, 5 PM, Cinema Politica Radical Reels Guelph, Mackinnon Bldg (MCKN 228), 87 Trent Lane

Courtenay, BC
- Feb 4, 2017, 1:20 PM, World Community Film Festival, Sid Williams Theatre

Peterborough, ON
- Jan 30, 2017, Trent University, School for the Study of Canada

Halifax, NS
- Jan 24, 2017, 6 PM, Cinema Politica Halifax, The Loaded Ladle and NSPIRG, Halifax Central Library

Wellington, ON
- Jan 23, 2017, 7 PM, Council of Canadians Quinte (St Andrews Church)

Sackville, NB
- Jan 18, 2017, Mount Allison University

Ottawa, ON
- Jan 10, 2017, University of Ottawa

Lethbridge, AB
- Jan 03, 2017, University of Lethbridge

Calgary, AB
- Jan 2017, Migrante Alberta

Calgary, AB
- Nov 30, 2016, 7 PM, Movies That Matter - University of Calgary

Hamilton, ON
- Nov 30, 2016, Hamilton Community Food Centre

Edmonton, AB
- Nov 29, 2016, 7 PM, Alberta Labour History Institute

Saskatoon, SK
- Nov 26, 2016, 7 PM, National Farmers Union National Convention 2016

London, ON
- Nov 22, 2016
, King's University College, Social Justice and Peace Studies

Sudbury, ON
- Nov 10, 2016, 7 PM, The Best of Hot Docs Sudbury (Sheridan Auditorium—Sudbury Secondary School)

Wolfville, NS
- Nov 4, 2016, 5:30 PM, Devour! The Food Film Festival

Ottawa, ON
- Nov 2, 2016, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Lord Elgin Hotel

Prince George, BC
- Nov 2016, Geoffrey R. Weller Library

Toronto, ON
- Oct 31, 2016, University of Toronto

Cobourg, ON
- Oct 27, 2016, 6 PM, Horizons of Friendship (50 Covert Street, 2nd Floor)

Toronto, ON
- Oct 24, 2016, 7 PM, Ontario College of Art & Design (100 McCaul St.)

O’Leary, PEI
- Oct 24, 2016, 6.30pm
, O'Leary United Church (5 Barkley Road)

Shediac, NB
- Oct 23, 2016, 2 PM, Shediac Bay Community Church

Antigonish, NS
- Oct 22, 2016, Antigonish Film Festival, The People’s Place, Antagonish Town and County Library (283 Main St.)

Fredericton, NB
- Oct 21, 2016, 7 PM
, Conserver House (180 Saint John St.)

Charlottetown, PEI
- Oct 20, 2016, 7 PM, Murphy's Community Centre (200 Richmond Street)

Scarborough, ON
- Oct 19, 2016, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Toronto, ON
- Oct 18, 2016, 9 PM, York University

Montreal, QC
- Oct 17, 2016, 7 PM, Concordia University

Hamilton, ON
- Oct 14, 2016, 7 PM, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St.)

Ottawa, ON
- Oct 13, 2016, Carleton University Department of Law & Legal Studies

Ottawa, ON
- Oct 6, 2016, 6 PM, Carleton University, Mobility and Politics Conference (St. Patrick's Building 100)

Burnaby, BC
- Oct 5, 2016, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Center

Edmonton, AB
- Oct 1, 2016, 2 PM, University of Alberta

Sudbury, ON
- Oct 1, 2016, 1 PM, Greater Sudbury Public Library (Main Branch)

Ottawa, ON
- Oct 1, 2016
, One World Film Festival, Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.)

Kingston, ON
- Sep 28, 2016, 7 PM
, The Screening Room (120 Princess Street, second floor)

Taipei, Taiwan
CNEX Documentary Film Festival,
- Sep 27, 2016, 4 PM
, , Huashan Hall 
- Sep 25, 2016, 1 PM, Huashan Hall

Toronto,ON
- Sep 27, 2016, 7 PMYork University

Oshawa, ON
- Sep 26, 2016, 6 PM, Trent University Durham (55 Thornton Road South)

Toronto, ON
- Sep 25, 2016, 6 PM, Black Creek Community Farm

Toronto, ON
- Sep 25, 2016, 2 PM
, Ryerson University (Room Lib 72, 350 Victoria Street)

St. Catherines, ON
- Sep 21, 2016, 5 PM
, Brock University (Room 258, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way Street)

Hamilton, ON
- Sep 20, 2016
, McMaster University

Guelph, ON
- Sep 17, 2016, 7 PM, University of Guelph (98 Trent Lane, Room 102, Rozanski Hall)

Lynden, ON
- Sep 15, 2016, 7 PM
, Langford School House (694 Colborne Street East)

London, ON
- Sep 10, 2016, 7 PM, Bread and Roses Bookstore (870 Dundas St.)

Chatham, ON
- Sep 7, 2016, 7 PM
, UNIFOR Local 127 (405 Riverview Dr.)

Leamington, ON
- Sep 4, 2016
, Kingsville Complex

Fort McMurray, AB
- Sep 3, 2016, 3 PM
, Keyano Recital Theatre

Gimli, MB
- July 24, 2016, 10 AM, GIMLI Film Festival, Lady of the Lake Theatre

Edmonton, AB
- May 11, 2016, 6 PM
, Northwest Fest, Landmark Cinemas City Centre

Vancouver, BC
- May 7, 2016, 2 PM, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)

Toronto, ON
Hot Docs International Film Festival, WORLD PREMIERE
- May 1, 2016, 9 PM
, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 
- May 3, 2016, 1:15 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Cinema 3 
- May 8, 2016, 1 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

 

MIGRANT DREAMS Screening Requests

MIGRANT DREAMS Screening Requests

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