Hey friends, I’m currently part of this project that really needs help to get finished! Here’s a description of our project and you can check the link to find out where our funding is going/ the awesome perks that come with. It’ll be a really important resource for people doing popular education work around migrant justice, its links to colonialism, etc. And it also allows many people who are/were non-status to share their testimonies. Here’s the description:
Who are we & what is this project
We are a group of community organizers and media-activists in Montreal who have been working on a video documentary project about grassroots migrant justice struggles in Canada. At its core, our documentary is meant to serve as a popular education tool for both people who already do migrant justice work as well as the broader Montreal community and beyond.
Through the testimonies of migrants who have struggled or are struggling today to remain in Canada, the documentary attempts to debunk the myth of Canada as a welcoming multicultural country and to expose the exploitative, colonial and imperial foundations of Canada and its immigration system. It is also a platform for people struggling against the immigration system to tell their stories and to highlight the ongoing resistance by migrants and allies to undermine the racist colonial borders of the Canadian state.
Throughout the duration of this project, we have worked in collaboration with members of many migrant justice groups such as Solidarity Across Borders, the Immigrant Workers Centre, Mexicans United for Regularization, No One Is Illegal, the Temporary Foreign Workers Association, and people directly affected by Canada’s unjust immigration policies. Thus, our project has always prioritized and been shaped by the voices of Montreal’s migrant justice community and directly affected people. We believe that this documentary will be an invaluable resource to use within our communities and to spread education about migrant justice struggles both nationally and internationally as well.
Over the past year and a half, we have been consulting with local migrant justice groups, filming marches, community events, and press conferences, as well as conducting interviews and spending countless hours editing. Our project is nearing its final stages but we need your help in order to complete this project and distribute this resource around!
Please reblog and boost if you can!
There’s a trailer of the documentary if you go to the link.
Just a few more days to donate! Please reblog and also feel free to check out our trailer on the indiegogo link!