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Hot Docs 2024 Interview: Ilse Moreno on The Canadian Dream

At the 2024 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, we sat down with Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Ilse Moreno to speak about her short documentary The Canadian Dream. The 9-minute-long short had its World Premiere as part of the Hot Docs 2024 Shorts Program 1. The film is based on an interview with Ilse’s father Alberto Moreno Sartorius and his poor experiences as a migrant worker on a farm in Leamington, Ontario. The ultimate goal of the short film is to spread awareness about the rights of migrant workers in Ontario, regardless of their status. Enjoy this short, but poignant interview.

Note: The interview was recorded in Varda at the TIFF Lightbox and despite efforts to clean it up, ambient noise can still be heard in the background.