The End of Immigration ?

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a film by Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy FACEBOOK PAGE

Documentary, HD/52 min/s-t Eng

Original version: French, English, Spanish

© 2012 Productions Multi-Monde

Canada’s expanding migrant worker program marks the end of an era in immigration. Should Canadians be worried?

In Canada, when we think of “temporary workers,” the image that comes to mind are the seasonal agricultural workers who have been working in our fields for the past 40 years, or the live-in nannies and maids from the Philippines. But these days, temporary foreign workers are found in all sectors: fast food, service stations, city bus drivers.

Canada, a country with a reputation as a “land of immigrants,” appears to taking its cue from places like Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia that run on temporary foreign workers.

The one-hour documentary, The End of Immigration?, uncovers a trend which is having a profound impact on the society in which we live, where there will be citizens with full rights, and “rent-a-workers” with few or none.

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?

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Official film trailer

Directed and written by    Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy

Produced by    Lucie Pageau

Director of photography    Alex Margineanu, Marcelo Riveros

Sound recording    Malcolm Guy

Editor    Vincent Guignard

Original music    Aras Bukauskas

Associate producer    Marlene Edoyan

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Produced with the assistance of:

FMC-CMF  Canadian Media Fund

Québec – Tax credits – administered by SODEC

Canada – Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles Québec  – SODEC

Radio Canada – Télévision

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6 Comments

  1. I can’t seem to see the trailer….It is supposed to be here!? Please advise me as to how we can see this film in London and share it with other Settlement staff here at the Community Centre in South London?
    Thanks,
    Lisa Pace

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for pointing out we did not include the trailer on this page. We’ll look after that right away. In the meantime here is the link so you can have a look:

      If you would like to get a copy of the film or organize a screening, please contact Marie Boti ( mboti (AT) diffusionmultimonde.com ) or Nadine Gomez ( ngomez (AT) diffusionmultimonde.com ).

      Regards,
      Malcolm Guy (co-director)

    1. Hi Vernie, we are waiting for the final TV broadcast before distributing to individuals. Will let you know when available. Take care, — Malcolm

  2. Will End of Immigration be available for individuals? If so, do you have any idea when that will be.

    1. Dear Elaine, The End of Immigration is available to individuals for personal use for $20 (including taxes and transport). Please send cheque made out to Diffusion Multi-Monde for that amount to the following address: 4067 boul. St-Laurent, suite 303C, Montréal, QC, H2W 1Y7. Thank you very much in advance, MG

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