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By Min Sook Lee, Al Jazeera, May 6, 2018

Many like to think of Canada as being "tolerant of diversity", a champion of human rights and a land of opportunity for those willing to work hard and play by the rules, which are presumed to be fair. It is the myth of "Canada the Good" and it prevails despite repeated truths to the contrary. 

One of the reasons why Canada is able to maintain this international reputation is because those who live the lie are silenced. But my films try to challenge this, bringing the voices of those who have long been ignored, marginalised or erased to the foreground.

My documentary, Migrant Dreams, focuses primarily on a group of Indonesian agricultural workers brought to Canada through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The…