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Migrant Dreams - Distribution

 

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 English, French, or Spanish 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

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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.

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SCREENINGS

Pembroke, ME
- August 21, 2019, 8:20PM
, Reversing Hall, (4 Leighton Point Rd.)

Simcoe, ON
- May 8, 2019, 5:30PM
, Brantford and District Labour Council, Simcoe Public Library, (46 Colborne St. S)

Toronto, ON
- March 23, 2019, 7:30PM
, CUPE Ontario Social Services Chair, Sheraton Centre, (123 Queen St. W)

Toronto, ON
- March 20, 2019, 7PM
, Eastminster United Church, (310 Danforth Ave)

Toronto, ON
- Dec 1, 2018, 7PM
, OPSEU, Mountbatten Salon, Chelsea Hotel, (33 Gerrard St W.)

Toronto, ON
- July 28, 2018, 2:30PM
, Harbourfront Centre Festival, Harbourfront Centre's Studio Theatre, (235 Queens Quay W.)

Surrey, BC
- June 28, 2018, 4:30PM
, Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG), Surrey Libraries, (10350 University Drive)

Ottawa, ON
- April 30, 2018, 7:30PM
, Mayworks Ottawa, Arts Court Theatre, (2 Daly Ave)

Montreal, QC
- April 10, 2018, 9PM
, La cinémathèque québécoise, Salle de projection principale, (335 de Maisonneuve Est)

Salmon Arm, BC
- March 12, 2018, 5PM
, Resistance and Revolution Film Series, Salmar Classic Theatre, (360 Alexander Street)

Kingston, ON
- March 9, 2018, 5:30PM
, Solidarity Kingston, Queen's University, Dunning Hall (94 University Avenue, rm. 14)

Belleville, ON
- March 2, 2018, 4PM
, Belleville Downtown Docfest, CORE Arts and Culture Centre, (223 Pinnacle Street)

Niagara Falls, ON
- Jan 17, 2018
, The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions

London, ON
- Nov 28, 2017, 7PM
, Cinema Politica London, University of Western Ontario, (1152 Richmond St, FIMS-Nursing Building 1240)

Toronto, ON
- Nov 22, 2017,
Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, Osgoode Hall Law School York University, (4700 Keele St, North York)

Texcoco, Mexico
- Nov 17, 2017,
Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, (Carretera Mexico-Texcoco km 38.5)

Waterloo, ON
- Nov 16, 2017,
International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, (75 University Ave W)

Sherbrooke, QC
- Nov 15, 2017,
Champlain Regional College / Bishop's University, (2580, College Street)

Nelson, BC
- Nov 10, 2017, 7PM & 9PM, Deconstructing Dinner Film Fest, Expressions Theatre Cafe, (554 Ward St)

Windsor, ON
- Nov 2, 2017, Meal Exchange's The Real Food Challenge at the University of Windsor, University of Windsor, (401 Sunset Ave)

Sudbury, ON
- Oct 30, 2017, Spiritual Services at the University of Sudbury, University of Sudbury, (935 Ramsey Lake Rd)

Sarnia, ON
- Oct 21, 2017, 7PM,
Sarnia Justice Film Festival, (124 Christina Street South)

Kelowna, BC
- Oct 21, 2017, 10AM, PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee, Coast Capri Hotel, (1171 Harvey Ave.)

Querétaro, Mexico
- Sept 29, 2017, 4PM, Documentaqro 2017, Museo de la Ciudad, (Calle Vicente Guerrero 27)

St. John's, NL
- Sept 26, 2017, 7:30PM,
CP St. John's, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (Room A-1043, the Arts Atrium)

Vancouver, BC
- Sept 21, 2017, 6PM,
Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute, Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society, (15288 Joyce Street)

Durban, South Africa
- July 23, 2017, 1PM, 38th Durban International Film Festival, Cinema Nouveau 1, (1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge)

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, (Oxford Rd.)

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, (350 Victoria St)

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, (20 Carlton St)

Winnipeg, MA
- March 10, 2017, 7 PM, Bandwidth Theatre, (585 Ellice Ave)

Windsor, ON
- March 7, 2017, 2:30 PM, University of Windsor, (401 Sunset Ave)

Toronto, ON
- March 6, 2017, The Society of Energy Professionals, (2239 Yonge St)

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, (1265 Military Trail)

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), (900 Fifth St, Building 356, Room 109)

Vancouver, BC
- Feb 17, 2017, KDocs: Kwantlen Documentary Film Festival, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, (12666 72 Ave)

Maple Ridge, BC
- Feb 16, 2017, 6:30 PM, Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows, Maple Ridge City Hall, (11995 Haney Pl)

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, (442 Cliffe Ave)

Peterborough, ON
- Jan 30, 2017, Trent University, School for the Study of Canada, (1600 West Bank Drive)

Halifax, NS
- Jan 24, 2017, 6 PM, Cinema Politica Halifax, The Loaded Ladle and NSPIRG, Halifax Central Library, (5440 Spring Garden Rd)

Wellington, ON
- Jan 23, 2017, 7 PM, Council of Canadians Quinte, St Andrews Church, (244 Wellington Main St)

Sackville, NB
- Jan 18, 2017, Mount Allison University, (62 York St)

Ottawa, ON
- Jan 10, 2017, University of Ottawa, (75 Laurier Ave E)

Lethbridge, AB
- Jan 03, 2017, University of Lethbridge, (4401 University Dr W)

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, (310 Limeridge Rd W)

Edmonton, AB
- Nov 29, 2016, 7 PM, Alberta Labour History Institute, (Suite 603, 12323 Stony Plain Rd NW)

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, (266 Epworth Ave.)

Sudbury, ON
- Nov 10, 2016, 7 PM, The Best of Hot Docs Sudbury, Sudbury Secondary School, Sheridan Auditorium, (154 College St)

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, (100 Elgin St)

Prince George, BC
- Nov 2016, Geoffrey R. Weller Library, (3333 University Way)

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, (28 Roy Mollins Dr)

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, (1265 Military Trail)

Toronto, ON
- Oct 18, 2016, 9 PM, York University, (4700 Keele St)

Montreal, QC
- Oct 17, 2016, 7 PM, Concordia University, (1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest)

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, (1125 Colonel By Drive)

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, 515 W Hastings St

Edmonton, AB
- Oct 1, 2016, 2 PM, University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave

Sudbury, ON
- Oct 1, 2016, 1 PM, Greater Sudbury Public Library (Main Branch), (74 MacKenzie St)

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, (4700 Keele St)

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, (4929 Jane St)

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, (1280 Main St W)

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, (1741 Jasperson Dr)

Fort McMurray, AB
- Sep 3, 2016, 3 PM
, Keyano Recital Theatre, (8115 Franklin Ave)

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

Edmonton, AB
- May 11, 2016, 6 PM
, Northwest Fest, Landmark Cinemas City Centre, (10200 102 Ave)

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, (350 King St W)
- May 3, 2016, 1:15 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Cinema 3, (259 Richmond St W)
- May 8, 2016, 1 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, (350 King St W)

 

MIGRANT DREAMS Screening Requests

MIGRANT DREAMS Screening Requests

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