Celebrating National Canadian Film Day in Guelph

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership hosts two screenings April 29

Guelph, ON, April 27, 2015 – On National Canadian Film Day, April 29, the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership’s Grassroots Connections Action Committee will celebrate Canadian films and filmmakers by hosting two screenings of Canadian-made documentaries.

These films highlight the immigrant experience and raise awareness about global, national, and local immigration issues. Following the films group discussions will be held regarding issues raised in the film and how they are relevant to Guelph and Wellington County. Information about other immigration related projects and initiatives will also be shared at the screenings. There is no admission fee and registration is not required.

Screenings

Earth to Mouth, directed by Yung Chang
Filmed at the 80-acre Wing Fong Farm in Ontario, this documentary follows Lau King-Fai, her son, and a half-dozen migrant Mexican workers as they plant and harvest Asian vegetables.
1-3 p.m., Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk Street

Where I Belong, directed by Arinze Eze
This documentary tells the story of a young man’s struggle to balance his African traditions and new Canadian home, as well as deal with parental disapproval of his decisions around life and love.
7-9 p.m., Immigrant Services – Guelph Wellington, 926 Paisley Road

Screening partners include the Guelph Public Library, Immigrant Services – Guelph Wellington, Growing Community Health, the Guelph Film Festival, and the National Film Board for use of the films.

About the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) is a large coalition of individuals from many sectors in the community. By addressing the social and economic challenges that immigrants face, it is creating a more caring, equitable, welcoming, and inclusive community. The GWLIP is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and hosted by the City of Guelph.

For more information

Ella Henderson
Project Specialist
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership
519-822-1260 extension 2565
ella.henderson@guelph.ca