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Episode 3: Migrant Dreams

Min Sook Lee is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her latest effort is called “Migrant Dreams”.  It follows the lives of agricultural workers, who were brought to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The documentary was commissioned by TVO and has been featured in film festivals across Canada over the past year.

Lee joined The Markup to discuss the challenges of covering this topic, how the film came together and how the media coverage of migrant workers has changed in recent years.

Featuring:
Min Sook Lee, documentary filmmaker
Fay Faraday, human rights lawyer
Gabriel Allahdua, organizer with Justice for Migrant Workers

 

The Markup is written and produced by Erica Ngao, Brennan Doherty, Abby Plener and Dylan Freeman-Grist, and fact-checked by Stephanie Hughes.