A Time to Rise

A Time to Rise

On April 6, 1980, the Canadian Farmworkers Union came into existence. This film documents the conditions among Chinese and East Indian immigrant workers in British Columbia that provoked the formation of the union, and the response of growers and labour contractors to the threat of unionization. Made over a period of two years, the film is eloquent testimony to the progress of the workers' movement from the first stirrings of militancy to the energetic canvassing of union members.

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  • director
    Anand Patwardhan
    Jim Monro
  • producer
    Anand Patwardhan
    Jim Monro
  • editing
    Anand Patwardhan
  • narrator
    Anand Patwardhan
  • camera
    Martin Duckworth
    Kirk Tougas
  • sound
    Nettie Wild
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel