Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.
November 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
|Audience:||Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Media, Prospective Students, Staff, Staff and Faculty|
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival is taking place during the month of November 2021. The Institute of Political Economy is please to host a screening of a selection of this year’s films.
The event is free and offered online. After this content becomes available November 25th at 7:00 pm, you’ll have 2 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching.
To access the films, please register for this event by going here.
List of Films:
I Stand For Us (UK)
English – 21:40 mins
A social realist drama. When hotel cleaners are faced with unfair working conditions, Naomi works to unite the team in solidarity against destructive zero hour contracts.
Justice & Dignity for All: Stories From the Struggle for Pay Equity (Canada)
English, French – 33:52 mins
For decades the sisters and brothers who delivered the mail in rural and suburban Canada were forced to work without any benefits — just like gig-workers today. No sick leave; no maternity leave; no holiday pay. They made less than minimum wage. The vast majority of them were women.
Longa Distância (Canada)
English, Portuguese – 14:00 mins
An immigrant housekeeper works to provide for her son back home in Portugal. When she is accused of stealing from a client, she fears that what she’s been working towards will all come crashing down.
Migranta con M de mamá (Mexico)
Spanish – 24:58 mins
Three migrant women in Canada under the Agricultural Worker Program open their hearts to let us delve into the complex world of maternity from afar. Being women and originating from rural communities, they put at risk their emotional stability and their children’s.
TREATY WALK – A Journey for Common Ground (Canada)
English – 14:40 mins
The film follows a group of Indigenous elders, Healthcare Workers, and others as they embark on a two week long walking journey from Edmonton, Alberta/Treaty 6 Territory to Calgary, Alberta/Treaty 7 Territory to explore together what it means to be treaty people, working and living on common ground.