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Program 19 - 'Solidarity' & 'Migrant Dreams'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Solidarity - An intimate portrait of two undocumented immigrants in LA, it has screened in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, a BAFTA U.S. Student Film Awards Finalist, and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kodak Student Film Scholarship. Two undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles, dealing with loss, unknowingly become connected in a mysterious and profound way. (2013, 21 min) 

Migrant Dreams - 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), 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. (2016, 1 hr 30 min)

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