A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), Migrant Dreams tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low-wage migrants are tied to one employer.
Migrant Dreams is screening across Canada in collaboration with Cinema Politica.
Since its debut at Toronto's HotDocs festival on May 1st 2016, the film has been shown at over 30 festivals, conferences, and communities in 8 provinces across Canada, including as part of the Harvesting Freedom caravan. Screenings continue to be announced - please visit the film's website for an up-to-date listing, to request a screening, or to join the film's mailing list.
Inter Pares has financially supported the film's development since its inception, and believes that it is an invaluable tool in raising awaress about farmworker conditions and in pressuring the federal government for change.