Min Sook Lee

Min Sook Lee

Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Ca... nadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner The Real Inglorious Bastards. Lee has been the recipient of numerous awards and Canada's oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour. Lee's most recent feature, Migrant Dreams, tells the under-told story of migrant workers struggling against Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). It has received numerous accolades, including being awarded the Best Labour Documentary by the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Canadian Hillman Prize and being nominated for the prestigious Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political Documentary. Lee is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University. Her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art and social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.


Shattering the myth of ‘Canada the Good’

Migrant labour programmes expose the colonial construction of a country seen by many as tolerant of diversity.

6 May 2018