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The Resource El contrato, director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo, (videorecording)

El contrato, director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo, (videorecording)

Label
El contrato
Title
El contrato
Statement of responsibility
director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo
Title variation
Contract
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
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  • King-Chigbo, Karen
  • Lee, Min Sook
  • Asals, Katharine
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • National Film Board of Canada
Runtime
52
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  • Bello Martinez, Teodoro
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Agricultural laborers, Foreign
  • Mexicans
Technique
live action
Label
El contrato, director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "05-09-06"--Disc label
  • English title on disc label and container: The contract
  • Videodisc release of a documentary originally filmed by the National Film Board of Canada in 2003
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
62466320
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FFH 34661
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El contrato, director, Min Sook Lee ; producer, Karen King-Chigbo, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "05-09-06"--Disc label
  • English title on disc label and container: The contract
  • Videodisc release of a documentary originally filmed by the National Film Board of Canada in 2003
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
62466320
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FFH 34661
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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