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‘Migrant Dreams’ Explores Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Ontario greenhouses

Ontario greenhouses

For all the rah-rah about how well it treats its citizens, provides a safety net for the less fortunate and supports refugees and immigrants, there’s a semi-secret underclass Canadians should be ashamed about the way they’re treated — temporary foreign workers.

Brought in to Canada on restrictive short term contracts to do farming, manual labour and “jobs Canadians won’t do,” temporary workers are often exploited in this country.

A recent documentary about this subject called Migrant Dreams explores this subject in depth.

I spoke to director Min Sook Lee about it for Samaritan Mag.

To read the full interview click here.

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Alanis Obomsawin Explains ‘We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice’

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo addresses students

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo addresses students

Influential First Nations film director Alanis Obomsawin followed a nearly decade long discrimination court case between native groups and the Canadian government to create her latest work, We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice.

The gets to the heart of the court proceedings to reveal some of the many reasons why First Nations peoples feel they’re not treated like equal citizens in Canada.

I interviewed Obomsawin about this in a feature for Samaritanmag.

To read the full interview go here.

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Sheldon Kennedy’s Heavy New Doc ‘Swift Current’ Explains Abuse’s Damaging Trail

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy

Former NHL hockey player and sexual abuse victim Sheldon Kennedy has faced a long and difficult road through addiction and mental health issues to get to the healthy place he’s at now.

The lasting effects from the abuses he suffered are laid bare in uncomfortable detail in the new documentary Swift Current, which debuted at the Rendezvous With Madness film festival last week.

I spoke to Kennedy about the film and he hopes people will learn from it for Samaritan Mag.

To read the full story go here.

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‘The Walk’ And How Docs Are Going Hollywood

The Walk

The Walk

There’s a thing going on right now where Hollywood isn’t just churning out remakes and franchise flicks, it’s also mining the world of documentary filmmaking in order to create new feature films.

Sarah took a closer look at one such example, Robert Zemeckis’ new IMAX film The Walk, to parse whether or not this is a good thing.

To read her full piece head over to Consequence Of Sound by clicking here.

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TIFF 2015: Janis: Little Girl Blue Showcases A Different Joplin

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Sarah was on assignment covering the 2015 Toronto Film Festival this year for Consequence Of Sound.

One of the movies Sarah reviewed, a documentary we refer internally at Risky Fuel HQ as the Jackie Jormp-Jomp story, was Janis: Little Girl Blue. Sarah said a “quieter, previously unknown Janis constantly manages to steals the spotlight” during the film.

Read the full review at the Consequence Of Sound website.

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