THE END OF IMMIGRATION?
The End of Immigration?, uncovers a trend which is turning Canada into a country that relies increasingly on “rent-a-workers” rather than immigrants, a process that could spell “the end of immigration” as we know it.
By comparing the situation of these temporary workers with that of their own parents who arrived in Canada as unskilled workers in the last century, the filmmakers uncover a hidden world that’s as close as the MacDonald’s on the corner. And they ask the crucial question: is this the kind of society we want to build?
Filmed across Canada, in the Philippines and Mexico, in collaboration with community groups, unions and advocates, The End of Immigration? questions the system that turns workers into global commodities.
Director : Marie Boti/ Malcolm Guy
Year : 2012
Genre : Documentary
Length : Short
Runtime : 52minutes
Language : English
Production and Sales company : Productions Multi-Monde
Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy made their first films in the Philippines, close to thirty years ago, inspired by the people’s movement against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Since then, they have remained attached to this country and its people. They have focussed their camera on stories of migrant workers, as the Philippines became one of the main exporters in the world of their most precious resource, their people. The two films above are the most recent in a collection of a dozen films about Philippine issues produced by their company, Productions Multi-Monde since 1987.