Min Sook Lee

 

Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.

The Battle of the Invisibles. Undocumented Workers vs. the Supermarkets

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

The Battle of the Invisibles. Undocumented Workers vs. the Supermarkets. 
 A documentary by Manuel de Alba 

The Battle of the Invisibles: Undocumented Workers vs Supermarkets” is a 60-minute documentary film that focuses on the janitorial labor force from Puebla, Mexico and the exploitation of their labor by major U.S. supermarkets. It also tells the story of how thousands of workers from a rural town in Mexico became employed by California's grocery stores and engaged in a five-year struggle against labor abuses by powerful supermarket chains including Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. This documentary tells the story of a five-year struggle by 2,300 janitors, most of them undocumented workers who speak little or no English, against California's most powerful supermarket chains. It was a true case of David vs. Goliath. To date, it is still the largest case of its type in the history of the Unites States. 

We would like to thank the co-sponsors of the event: The Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) -York University, Global Labour Resource Centre (GLRC) - York University, Ryerson University, Casa Maiz, Department of Sociology - Ryerson University, Sam Gindin, Chair for Social Justice - Ryerson University, Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) and Culture Shifts at OCAD University 
This screening is being supported by OCAD U’s Culture Shifts in partnership with Ryerson and York

 

Venue & Address: 
Ryerson University POD (Podium Building) 350/380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON
Poster with photos of workers in supermarkets

Evan Tapper receives OAC grant to create animated bio of John Hirsch

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:45pm

Continuing Studies Manager Evan Tapper has received an Ontario Arts Council grant to create My Dybbuk, an experimental animated documentary. The project will tell the incredible life story of the late Canadian theatre legend John Hirsch through hand-drawn rotoscope animation. In 1973, Hirsch directed The Dybbuk at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, a play based on Jewish folklore. The animation echoes the supernatural narrative structure of the play where the ghost of John Hirsch suddenly appears to Evan, 41 years later to inspire a new generation of artists.

Evan Tapper receives OAC grant to create animated bio of John Hirsch

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:00am

Continuing Studies Manager Evan Tapper has received an Ontario Arts Council grant to create My Dybbuk, an experimental animated documentary. The project will tell the incredible life story of the late Canadian theatre legend John Hirsch through hand-drawn rotoscope animation. In 1973, Hirsch directed The Dybbuk at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, a play based on Jewish folklore. The animation echoes the supernatural narrative structure of the play where the ghost of John Hirsch suddenly appears to Evan, 41 years later to inspire a new generation of artists.