CANADIAN LABOUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE UNMAKING OF MEDICAL INADMISSIBILITY
A FILM BY LAURA BISAILLON
Have you ever considered the amount of work it takes to immigrate to Canada? Applying to immigrate is a form of labour: it requires time, effort, intention, skill and money. This film about immigration application work tells the stories of Martha, Winnie and Stella. As prospective immigrants to Canada, they are tagged as being “abnormal” (to use the state’s term) through the immigration medical examination and therefore face higher barriers and discrimination during the immigration process.
Themes include the criminalization of HIV, and a critical look at the idea of “good immigrants.”