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El Contrato

El Contrato

| 51 min

This documentary from Min Sook Lee (Tiger Spirit) follows a poverty-stricken father from Central Mexico, along with several of his countrymen, as they make their annual migration to southern Ontario to pick tomatoes. For 8 months a year, the town's population absorbs 4,000 migrant workers who toil under conditions, and for wages, that no local would accept. Yet despite a fear of repercussions, the workers voice their desire for dignity and respect.

  • writer
    Min Sook Lee
  • director
    Min Sook Lee
  • producer
    Karen King-Chigbo
  • editor
    Katharine Asals
  • director of photography
    John Westheuser
    David Patrick
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • original music composer
    Edgardo Moreno
  • narration writer
    Bill Cameron
  • narrator
    Maria del Mar
  • research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Tonya Reid
    Min Sook Lee
  • production manager
    Sarah Zammit
    Norah Wakula
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • production coordinator
    Penny Kennedy
  • additional camera
    Ali Kazimi
    Min Sook Lee
  • additional sound recordist
    Don Grundsten
    Mike Borlace
    Benito Amaro
  • sound edit
    Sound Healer Inc.
  • dialogue editor
    Marvyn Dennis
  • sound supervision
    Marvyn Dennis
  • sound fx editor
    Steven Toepell
  • sound design
    Steven Toepell
  • online editor
    Dan Johnston
  • colourist
    Debbie Gaysinsky
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
    Martin Lee
  • re-recording assistant
    Stacy Coutts
  • foley recording
    John Bracco
  • foley artist
    Virginia Storey
  • narration recording
    Darcy Kite
  • music performer
    Edgardo Moreno
  • interpreter
    Evelyn Encalada Grez
    Ana Cabrera
    Nicole Noel
    Laura Gorham
  • translation
    Enzo Moreno
    Alejandro Ronceria
    Jessica Farias
  • subtitle translation
    Beatriz Pizano
  • transcription
    Andrea Feder
    Sheila Gruner
    Maurice C. Behaine
    Orestes Robledo
    Pat Kerr
    Jeannethe Lara
    Jessica Farias
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • assistant production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • unit administrator
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • unit manager
    Grazia Rade
  • assistant unit administrator
    Joanne Forrest
  • production administrative assistant
    Nadine Simunic
    Lea Marin-Jara
  • product manager
    Sue Mander
  • digital editing technician
    Douglas Crawford
  • editing assistant
    Catherine Scott
  • senior producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • executive producer
    Sylvia Sweeney
    Louise Lore


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