Weekend Video: 24 Days in Brooks

3 mars 2008Over the course of a decade Brooks, Alberta, transformed from a socially conservative, primarily white town to one of the most diverse places in Canada as immigrants and refugees flocked to find jobs at the Lakeside Packers slaughterhouse.

Centring on the 24 days of the first-ever strike at Lakeside, 24 Days in Brooks is a nuanced portrait of people working together and adapting to change. This 2007 documentary is a powerful story about how people from widely different backgrounds can work together for respect, dignity, and change – even though getting there is not easy.

24 Days in Brooks by Dana Inkster, National Film Board of Canada

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