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24 jours à Brooks

24 jours à Brooks

| 42 min

Affluant par milliers à Brooks, en Alberta, pour travailler à l'abattoir local, les immigrants ont radicalement transformé le visage de cette petite ville. 24 jours à Brooks relate les vingt-quatre jours de la première grève jamais déclenchée à l'abattoir et illustre que des travailleurs immigrants et non immigrants peuvent faire cause commune au nom du respect, de la dignité et du changement.

  • direction
    Dana Inkster
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson


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Ages 17 to 17

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
Social Studies - Labour Studies

Screen the film in class and follow it with a debate on diversity, pluralism, social solidarity, immigration and/or human rights. In your opinion, does the population of Brooks reflect changing trends in the overall Canadian population? Have multiculturalism and the integration of new arrivals been a success in Brooks? Socially, is it more beneficial to focus on similarities than on differences? Why? What lessons can be learned from the Lakeside workers’ strike?

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