The Resource El contrato, the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo ; documentary script by Min Sook Lee ; narration written by Bill Cameron

El contrato, the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo ; documentary script by Min Sook Lee ; narration written by Bill Cameron

Label
El contrato
Title
El contrato
Statement of responsibility
the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo ; documentary script by Min Sook Lee ; narration written by Bill Cameron
Title variation
Contract
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Mexican citizens working in the United States and Canada can face difficult conditions, even when they are employed legally. Filmed over an entire growing season, El Contrato documents the experiences of Teodoro Bello Martinez, a poverty-stricken father of four living in central Mexico, and several of his countrymen who have contracted to work in a sprawling tomato greenhouse in Ontario, Canada. Tensions between workers, growers, and government officials reveal disturbing aspects of the hugely profitable greenhouse industry, including the abuse of employees whom even the local Mexican consul seems to view as expendable. Presenting rarely heard voices, El Contrato is an uncompromising look at the migrant worker's plight
Cataloging source
NPS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Katharine Asals
Language note
English and Spanish with English subtitles ; Closed captioned
PerformerNote
Narrated by Maria Del Mar
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • King-Chigbo, Karen
  • Lee, Min Sook
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bello Martinez, Teodoro
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Agricultural laborers, Foreign
  • Mexicans
  • Leamington (Ont.)
  • Leamington (Ont.)
Technique
live action
Label
El contrato, the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo ; documentary script by Min Sook Lee ; narration written by Bill Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62466320
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El contrato, the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo ; documentary script by Min Sook Lee ; narration written by Bill Cameron
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62466320
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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