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Migrante Alberta holds movie screenings

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Migrante Alberta holds movie screenings
The documentary , Migrant Women Rise, follows two migrant leaders who were red-tagged by the Duterte Administration as they defend the rights of their fellow migrants while navigating life abroad.

Migrante Alberta, the Association of Mexicans in Calgary (AMEXCAL), and the Alberta Assembly of Social Workers will be hosting a film screening on December 10 in honour of Human Rights Day, and another on December 18 in honour of International Migrants Day.

On December 10, the film “Migrant Women Rise” will be screened online. The film is about the redtagging of Filipino overseas workers in Hong Kong who speak out against the Philippine government’s anti-people policies. The documentary follows two migrant leaders who are victims of red-tagging under the administration of Duterte as they defend the rights of their fellow migrants while navigating the challenges of life abroad. More than an hour long, Carl Catedral directed and Hong Kong Campaign for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines produced the film.

Each of the two screenings of the film will be followed by a discussion forum, during which attendees will have the
opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions. You can contact Migrante Alberta through their Facebook page
to obtain further information and specifics regarding the event.

In honour of International Migrants Day, the film “In the Shadow of the Gold Mountain” will be made available for free online. The film will follow filmmaker Karen Cho as he travels from Montreal to Vancouver to interview the last surviving Chinese victims of Canada’s Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, which was enacted between 1885 and 1947 to target Chinese immigrants as undesirable. This documentary sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of generations through a combination of history, poetry, and raw emotion.

From Montreal to Vancouver, filmmaker Karen Cho interviews the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion
Act, which targeted Chinese immigrants from 1885 to 1947.

Following each of the two film presentations, there will be a forum where participants can ask questions and share their thoughts. You can get in touch with Migrante Alberta through their Facebook page for additional information and details of the event.