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london 18/02/2016 - 02:01PM

In Partnership with Cinema Politica London, Migrant Justice Screens BORDERLESS and IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS (London Premier)

Migrant Justice: Film Event
Two documentaries will be shown provided by Cinema Politica- “Borderless” and London's premiering of “In the Shadow of Borders.” Along with the films, special guest
speaker Leila Almawy from No One Is Illegal will share some of her insights, and there will be a discussion following the films.
Date and Location:
February 25th WESTERN UNIVERSITY - UCC 41 7-9 PM This event is open to the public.
“Borderless”- a 27 minute film produced in 2006,The story of undocumented workers in Canada who take the low-paying jobs that Canadians refuse to. This film shows the realities behind migration to Canada and challenges our accustomed ways of seeing.
“In the Shadow of Borders” First London Premier - a 37 minute documentary film produced in 2015. Is Canada the welcoming country for migrants it likes to call itself? In the Shadow of Borders challenges this myth and, through personal stories of detention, denial of essential services, labour exploitation and deportation, exposes how precarious are the lives of those without status. By connecting histories—of indigenous sovereignty, of Canada’s role in displacement, of its discriminatory policies—this documentary portrays grassroots resistance to xenophobic governmental practices and the struggle of migrants for freedom of movement.
This event is being held In partnership with Cinema Politica, Amnesty International at Western, Council of Canadians London, and the Language and Society Discussion Group at Western.