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24 Days in Brooks - DVD/24 jours à Brooks - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB547751
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  42:02
Closed Captions:  Yes

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In a decade, a tiny town called Brooks has been transformed from a socially conservative, primarily Caucasian town to an extremely diverse place. Hijabs have become commonplace, downtown bars feature calypso and residents speak 90 different languages.  

Immigrants and refugees have flocked here to work at Lakeside Packers—one of the world’s largest slaughterhouses. 

Centering on the 24 days of the first-ever strike at Lakeside, this film offers a nuanced portrait of people working together—people like Peter Jany Khwai, who escaped war in Sudan, wears an African shirt and a cowboy hat, and affirms his citizenship as well as his determination to fight for his rights. Or Edil Hassan, a devout Muslim born in Somalia who counts her hours of organizing and picketing among her proudest moments. 

As 24 Days in Brooksshows, people from widely different backgrounds can work together for respect, dignity and change—even though getting there is not easy.

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Grade Level: Grades 9–12, College, Adult
Streaming rights are available for this title. For pricing, please call 1-800-542-2164.

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