Faculty member wins Hillman Prize for Journalism

 

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:45pm

Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and assistant professor in the Faculty of Art, has won the Canadian Hillman Prize for her documentary, Migrant Dreams. Lee wrote and directed the film, which tells the story of workers who came to Ontario to work in greenhouses as part of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The film focuses mainly on a group of women from Indonesia who work packing vegetables in the southwestern Ontario town of Leamington.

Lee has directed several critically-acclaimed social documentaries, including: My Toxic Baby, Tiger Spirit, Hogtown, El Contrato, and The Real Inglorious Bastards.

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured U.S journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. In 2011, the Sidney Hillman Foundation inaugurated the Canadian Hillman Prize, offering this prize to a Canadian journalist whose work makes a difference to the lives of Canadians.

 

Portrait of filmmaker Min Sook Lee
Min Sook Lee

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:45pm

Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and assistant professor in the Faculty of Art, has won the Canadian Hillman Prize for her documentary, Migrant Dreams. Lee wrote and directed the film, which tells the story of workers who came to Ontario to work in greenhouses as part of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The film focuses mainly on a group of women from Indonesia who work packing vegetables in the southwestern Ontario town of Leamington.

Lee has directed several critically-acclaimed social documentaries, including: My Toxic Baby, Tiger Spirit, Hogtown, El Contrato, and The Real Inglorious Bastards.

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured U.S journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. In 2011, the Sidney Hillman Foundation inaugurated the Canadian Hillman Prize, offering this prize to a Canadian journalist whose work makes a difference to the lives of Canadians.

 

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Portrait of filmmaker Min Sook Lee