Migrant Dreams

Disponibilité du produit
Institutional, Home-Use, Community Screenings, Theatrical, Educational, Festivals, VOD
À propos du film
February 19, 2020
Char's Landing (Port Alberni, BC)
November 26, 2019
Cinevolution's DocuAsia 2019 (Vancouver, BC)
September 19, 2019
CUPE Healthcare Workers (Ottowa, ON)
August 21, 2019
Reversing Hall (Pembroke, ME)
May 8, 2019
Brantford and District Labour Council, Simcoe Public Library (Simcoe, ON)
March 23, 2019
CUPE Ontario Social Services Chair (Toronto, ON)
March 20, 2019
Eastminster United Church (Toronto, ON)
Dec 1, 2018
OPSEU, Mountbatten Salon (Toronto, ON)
July 28, 2018
Harbourfront Centre Festival (Toronto, ON)
June 28, 2018
Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG) (Surrey, BC)
April 30, 2018
Mayworks Ottawa, Arts Court Theatre (Ottawa, ON)
April 10, 2018
La cinémathèque québécoise (Montreal, QC)
March 12, 2018
Resistance and Revolution Film Series (Salmon Arm, BC)
March 9, 2018
Solidarity Kingston, Queen's University (Kingston, ON)
March 2, 2018
Belleville Downtown Docfest (Belleville, ON)
January 17, 2018
The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (Niagara Falls, ON)
November 28, 2017
Cinema Politica London (London, ON)
November 22, 2017
Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (Toronto, ON)
November 17, 2017
Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (Texcoco, Mexico)
November 16, 2017
International Migration Research Centre (Waterloo, ON)
November 15, 2017
Champlain Regional College / Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, QC)
November 10, 2017
Deconstructing Dinner Film Fest, Expressions Theatre Cafe (Nelson, BC)
November 2, 2017
Meal Exchange's The Real Food Challenge at the University of Windsor (Windsor, ON)
October 30, 2017
Spiritual Services at the University of Sudbury (Sudbury, ON)
October 21, 2017
Sarnia Justice Film Festival (Sarnia, ON)
October 21, 2017
PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee (Kelowna, BC)
October 21, 2017
Documentaqro 2017, Museo de la Ciudad (Querétaro, Mexico)
September 26, 2017
Cinema Politica St. John's (St. John's, NL)
September 21, 2017
Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute (Vancouver, BC)
July 23, 2017
38th Durban International Film Festival (Durban, South Africa)
July 13, 2017
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
June 09, 2017
University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)
June 03, 2017
Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Moulins (Terrebonne, QC)
June 02, 2017
Le Fou Aeliés, Université Laval, Pavillion Desjardins-Pollack (Québec, QC)
June 01, 2017
UQAC auditorium (Chicoutimi, QC)
June 01, 2017
Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
May 31, 2017
Petit auditorium du Cégep de Victoriaville (Victoriaville, QC)
May 26, 2017
World OutGames Miami Global Conference on Human Rights, presented by CUPE (Miami Beach, FL)
May 17, 2017
Brazilian International Labour Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)
May 12, 2017
Cinema Politica Danforth (Toronto, Ontario)
May 10, 2017
Workers Unite! Film Festival (New York, New York)
May 7, 2017
Harlem International Film Festival (Harlem, New York City, New York )
April 28, 2017
Cinema Politica Fredericton, Part of 2017 Mayworks Fredericton Festival (Fredericton, NB)
April 21, 2017
A Mini-Conference on Migrant Vulnerability (Montreal, QC)
March 27, 2017
Cinema Politica Medicine Hat (Medicine Hat, AB)
March 26, 2017
Unitarian Church of Montreal (Montreal, QC)
March 15, 2017
The MUFF society, Imagine Cinemas Carlton (Toronto, ON)
March 10, 2017
Bandwidth Theatre (Winnipeg, MA)
March 7, 2017
University of Windsor (Windsor, ON)
March 6, 2017
The Society of Energy Professionals (Toronto, ON)
March 2, 2017
World Community Film Festival (Kelowna, BC)
March 2, 2017
University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
February 24, 2017
UBC Okanagan's campus, Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts (Kelowna, BC)
February 18, 2017
Nanaimo Global Film Festival, Vancouver Island University (VIU) (Nanaimo, BC)
February 17, 2017
KDocs: Kwantlen Documentary Film Festival, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Vancouver, BC)
February 16, 2017
Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge, BC)
February 9, 2017
Cinema Politica Radical Reels Guelph (Guelph, ON)
February 4, 2017
World Community Film Festival (Courtenay, BC)
January 30, 2017
Trent University, School for the Study of Canada (Peterborough, ON)
January 24, 2017
Cinema Politica Halifax, The Loaded Ladle and NSPIRG (Halifax, NS)
January 23, 2017
Council of Canadians Quinte (Wellington, ON)
January 18, 2017
Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB)
January 10, 2017
University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
January 03, 2017
University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, AB)
January 2017
Migrante Alberta (Calgary, AB)
November 30, 2016
Movies That Matter - University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)
November 30, 2016
Hamilton Community Food Centre (Hamilton, ON)
November 29, 2016
Alberta Labour History Institute (Edmonton, AB)
November 26, 2016
National Farmers Union National Convention 2016 (Saskatoon, SK)
November 22, 2016
King's University College, Social Justice and Peace Studies (London, ON)
November 10, 2016
The Best of Hot Docs Sudbury (Sudbury, ON)
November 4, 2016
Devour! The Food Film Festival (Wolfville, NS)
November 2, 2016
Canadian Union of Public Employees (Ottawa, ON)
November 2016
Geoffrey R. Weller Library, (Prince George, BC)
October 31, 2016
University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
October 27, 2016
Horizons of Friendship (Cobourg, ON)
October 24, 2016
Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto, ON)
October 24, 2016
O'Leary United Church (O’Leary, PEI)
October 23, 2016
Shediac Bay Community Church (Shediac, NB)
October 22, 2016
Antigonish Film Festival (Antigonish, NS)
October 21, 2016
Conserver House (Fredericton, NB)
October 20, 2016
Murphy's Community Centre (Charlottetown, PEI)
October 19, 2016
University of Toronto Scarborough Library (Scarborough, ON)
October 18, 2016
York University (Toronto, ON)
October 17, 2016
Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
October 14, 2016
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (Hamilton, ON)
October 13, 2016
Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
October 6, 2016
Carleton University, Mobility and Politics Conference (Ottawa, ON)
October 5, 2016
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Center (Burnaby, BC)
October 1, 2016
University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
October 1, 2016
Greater Sudbury Public Library (Main Branch) (Sudbury, ON)
October 1, 2016
One World Film Festival, Library and Archives Canada (Ottawa, ON)
September 28, 2016
The Screening Room (Kingston, ON)
September 25 & 27, 2016
CNEX Documentary Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)
September 27, 2016
York University (Toronto,ON)
September 26, 2016
Trent University Durham (Oshawa, ON)
September 25, 2016
Black Creek Community Farm (Toronto, ON)
September 25, 2016
Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
September 21, 2016
Brock University (St. Catherines, ON)
September 20, 2016
McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
September 17, 2016
University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
September 15, 2016
Langford School House (Lynden, ON)
September 10, 2016
Bread and Roses Bookstore (London, ON)
September 7, 2016
UNIFOR Local 127 (Chatham, ON)
September 4, 2016
Kingsville Complex (Leamington, ON)
September 3, 2016
Keyano Recital Theatre (Fort McMurray, AB)
July 24, 2016
GIMLI Film Festival (Gimli, MB)
May 11, 2016
Northwest Fest (Edmonton, AB)
May 7, 2016
DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Vancouver, BC)
May 1, 3 & 8 2016
World Premiere, Hot Docs International Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
À propos du cinéaste

Jennifer Abbott

Jennifer Abbott
Jennifer Abbott

Jennifer Abbott is a Canadian filmmaker who has been experimenting with media as a form of intellectual and creative expression and activism for almost 25 years. Abbott is largely self-taught struggling over the course of 5 years to make her first feature documentary, A Cow at My Table. At the time and before she learned the pitfalls of hyperbole, she would often be heard saying that her film meant so much to her that when it was done, she’d feel her life had been worthwhile and could die. Happily she didn’t and went on to make several others. She is best known as the co-director with Mark Achbar and editor of The Corporation, an international hit in festivals, TV and theatres. It garnered 26 awards including the Sundance Audience Award and a Genie and has a 90% rating for both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. It is also credited as one of the top ten films to inspire the Occupy Movement.

Currently Abbott is in development with the National Film Board of Canada on a feature documentary The Air That Breaths Us about the psychology of climate change. She is also co-writing and editing Sea Blind, a film about the melting Arctic Ocean and the opening of the Northern Shipping Route slated to screen at the Paris Climate Talks, COP 21. Abbott is also finishing co-directing, co-writing and editing the feature documentary Us & Them about homelessness and addiction, slated for release in 2016. In 2013, Abbott made the experimental short Brave New Minds for Amsterdam’s Submarine Channel that premiered at DOK Leipzig and was nominated for Prix Europa. ln 2012, she began developing a documentary with the NFB but emerged having written the first draft of a feature screenplay titled Money and Other Love Stories. 2011 saw the release of I Am, which Abbott edited and executive produced. Her previous work includes the experimental short Skinned exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and editing several other indie-docs. She lives on a permaculture farm with her large blended family on a small Pacific Island on Canada’s west coast.



Anisha Abdulla


Jean-Marc Abela

A self-taught filmmaker with 12 years of experience, Jean-Marc focuses his energies in documentary productions. His first passion is cinematography to which he offers his services as a director/cinematographer.

He has completed two independent feature documentaries. In “Shugendô Now” he explores our relationship to nature through a Japanese tradition. In “Diversidad” he follows a group of young adults who embark on a journey to discover their relationship to the food they eat.

His niche is the creation of positive and heartfelt films that seek to share solutions to the fundamentals problems of our society. This comes from his conviction to play a part in the creation of a more ecological and just society.

Jean-Marc has travelled around the world with his camera and through his explorations in film discovered a second passion in Permaculture, a science of sustainable design through the study of nature. He is gaining more experience as an educator and facilitator, giving workshops in video making and the Permaculture design process. He practices the Chinese art of Qi Gong and has produced instructional Qi Gong DVDs for two of his teachers.
Past clients include BBC Worldwide, National Geographic, Discovery World HD, Madonna, Moment Factory, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Tourism Québec, TVA, Canal Évasion and more.


Dima Abu Ghoush


Mark Achbar

Mark Achbar
Director Mark Achbar. THE CORPORATION, a film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan. A Zeitgeist Films release.

Achbar is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Fine Arts Film Program. Achbar interned in Hollywood on the children’s TV programme Bill Daily’s Hocus Pocus Gang, followed by a three year stint in Toronto with Sunrise Films on their documentary series Spread your Wings and the CBC/Disney series Danger Bay. He then teamed up with director Robert Boyd, and received a Gemini nomination for Best Writer on The Canadian Conspiracy, a cultural/political satire for CBC and HBO’s Comedy Experiments which chronicled Canada’s secret takeover of the USA. It won a Gemini for Best Entertainment Special and was nominated for an International Emmy.
Achbar moved into independent media, working in many capacities on films, videos and books on issues ranging from nuclear lunacy, poverty, and East Timor, to the media, U.S. hegemony and corporate power.
With Peter Wintonick, Achbar co-directed and co-produced Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, which was, until the release of The Corporation Canada’s all-time, top-grossing feature documentary. Achbar’s companion book to the film hit the national best-seller list in Canada.
Achbar collaborated with editor Jennifer Abbott to create Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage, a low-budget video diary by the couple known as Canada’s first legally married lesbians. This true story of “boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy becomes girl” received festival invitations from around the globe and was broadcast in Canada on Pridevision and the Knowledge Network.
In 1997, Achbar initiated a project titled The Corporation with author and University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan. Bakan wrote the film and book, while Achbar directed, produced and executive-produced the film. Jennifer Abbott joined the team as editor and co-director in 2000. The documentary compares globalized corporate psychology and practice to formal definitions of psychopathic behaviour, touching on environmental and social issues, as well as historical origins of corporate behaviour.


Nance Ackerman

Celebrated documentary photographer and filmmaker, Nance Ackerman has been making images and film around the world for over 30 years. Her documentary photography work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, New York Times, and Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail and she was the assistant photo editor at the Montreal Gazette for several years before going freelance. Her work has been described as ‘artivism’ – creating art to create change. Striving to build bridges of understanding, common ground and a global awareness of human behaviour on this planet, her work quickly grew too large for the daily news cycle. After being dragged across the barricade while covering/protesting at Oka, she started on a journey of discovery of her Mohawk heritage. The result, her photographs of First Nations women, have been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York and the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. Following that, Ackerman’s book, Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World – a collection of portraits and essays of women activists around the world – was released in 2003.

In 2005 Ackerman turned her eye to directing social documentary films. Her first film, the National Film Board feature documentary Cottonland, brought in numerous awards and three Gemini Nominations, and shone a light on the connection between the world of opioid drug addiction and post industrial malaise. Since then she has made several more award-winning documentaries and an animated short. Her collaborative feature documentary film, Conviction, went inside Canada’s women’s prisons to imagine alternatives to incarceration through art and music and premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival. Conviction won her, and her co-directors, a National Writer’s Guild Award for Best Documentary script. Her latest film Behind the Bhangra Boys takes an intimate look at joyous activism through five Sikh Bhangra dancers and new Canadians. Ackerman is now developing several projects from Afghanistan to Mexico that explore the power of the human spirit behind many seemingly overwhelming global issues. She has a masters degree in New Media and also taught for seven years at the University of Kings College, in Halifax. She now offers International photography workshops around the world. Ackerman also composes soundtracks with her partner, Jamie Alcorn, at their studio in Halifax, Heartstring Productions.



David Adkin

David Adkin

David Adkin studied music and theatre in Saskatoon before moving to Toronto to complete a BFA in Creative Writing and a MFA in Film (Screenwriting and Production) at York University.  His first short film The Salesman (1986), a black comedy about consumerism, was shown widely on CBC and Canadian pay television.  Since 1986, Adkin has been actively involved in the Toronto filmmaking scene as a director, producer, writer, editor, and researcher.  He has served on the board of the Canadian Independent Film Caucus (Toronto Chapter) and the Blue Ribbon Jury for Hot Docs.  His films encompass issues of social justice, human rights, history, media, the arts, and many other subjects.

Adkin’s most recent documentary directing and editing credits include Home Safe Hamilton (2010, co-produced and directed with Laura Sky) – part of a series examining the reasons why Canadian families with children are struggling with poverty and the threat of homelessness. Debt Trap (2008), aired on Global Television’s Global Currents series, is an ironic and enlightening look at the bigger economic forces pushing more and more consumers into record levels of personal debt.  Prescription for Addiction (2008) chronicled the growing epidemic of addiction to prescription opiate pain medications.
Adkin’ work as a television director includes acclaimed documentary series Little Miracles chronicling real life cases at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, and Med Students, which follows the training of new doctors at McMaster University. He wrote and directed three episodes of the History Television series A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada.  First Lady of the Yukon: Martha Black (1999) tells the story of a Chicago woman who abandoned a life of privilege to seek adventure in the Klondike Gold Rush. The Reluctant Politician: The Story of Irene Parlby (2000) profiles an English immigrant who became a leading voice in the co-operative farm movement.  A Farmer from Amber Valley: J. D. Edwards (2001) chronicles the migration of African-American settlers to northern Alberta in 1910.

In 1998, Adkin directed and co-produced the feature documentary/comedy special We’re Funny That Way (1998), a candid look at openly-gay comedians.  The film was a hit at festivals and has been broadcast on HBO’s Cinemax, PBS, Bravo, Viewers Choice, and PrideVision TV.

Adkin produced and directed Jim Loves Jack:  The James Egan Story (1996), a documentary about Canada’s first gay rights activist.  Broadcasts include Vision TV, TVOntario, ORF (Austria), and Planete France/Germany/Italy/Africa.  Jim Loves Jack received its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Best Documentary award at the Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Italy.
From 1987 to 1993 Adkin directed, researched, wrote, and/or edited several projects for the Ontario Centre of the National Film Board of Canada.  His debut as a documentary director was the critically-acclaimed NFB feature, Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth (1993).  Out was invited to major festivals in Montreal, Nyon, and Berlin and has received television, theatrical, and educational distribution worldwide. The film won a Gold Apple Award at the National Educational Film & Video Festival in Oakland, California, and garnered a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best International Documentary Special on American cable television.  Adkin also directed two best-selling educational anthologies for the NFB, Media & Society (1989) and Constructing Reality:  Exploring Media Issues in Documentary (1993), both designed to teach media literacy.
As an editor, Adkin has worked on several documentaries for television broadcast including Debt Trap (2008), Ali Kazimi’s Continuous Journey (2005) and Barry Greenwald’s The Experimental Eskimos (2010). He has also taught courses in documentary directing and writing for L.I.F.T., the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Since 2008, Adkin has worked as a co-producer, director, editor and Program Manager for SkyWorks Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to using documentary as a community development tool. In his current role as SkyWorks’ Community Development Coordinator, Adkin is developing a new programming stream to train and engage youth to make their own films for social change.

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Brishkay Ahmed

Brishkay Ahmed studied film at New York University, then furthered her education through the Iranian Young Cinema Society. She is an Afghan-Canadian filmmaker committed to sharing women’s stories with global audiences. Brishkay is the writer and co-director of Afghanistan’s popular primetime drama series Between You and Me (Tolo TV, 2011/2013). Her 2012 documentary, Story of Burqa, was supported by Super Channel and the National Film Board of Canada and was featured on the World Policy Institute Blog. Her third documentary, Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal was broadcast on Al Jazeera and is distributed by Java Films. Throughout her career, Brishkay’s projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Film Commission, Bravo TV, CMF, CBC Radio, NFB, and BC Arts Council. Brishkay is currently developing her play, Burqa Boutique, with the Virago Play Series in Vancouver.



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