Sub-series MSC-102-0-4-3 - Project files and photographs

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MSC-102-0-4-3

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  • [1979]-Printed 2013 (originally created 1986) (Creation)

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8.5 cm of textual records
136 photographs : prints
7 photographs : slides
5 photographs : negatives
3 posters
1 videocassette

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Sub-series consists of proposals, reports, correspondence, and photographs relating to projects both internal and external, undertaken or contributed to by the Canadian Farmworkers Union and its members. These projects include cultural events, educational programs, photography projects and exhibits, and documentary videos, as well as research-based awareness projects. Records include production and event photographs, planning documents, and reports.

Records in this sub-series include material relating to the films A Time to Rise (Uthan da Vaila) (1981), produced and directed by Anand Patwardhan and Jim Munro with assistance from the National Film Board (NFB), which documented the history of the farmworkers’ struggle and the Canadian Farmworkers Union; Farmworkers Zindabad! (1985), written and directed by Craig Berggold and Sukhwant Hundal, which dramatized the Hoss Farming Company strike of 1984; and To Pick is Not to Choose (1985), directed by John Greyson for Tolpuddle Farm Labour Information Centre in Ontario. Also included are records relating to the photography exhibits “A Time to Change: South Asian Farmworkers of the Fraser Valley” (originally created in 1983 and exhibited numerous times) and “I would like to tell you a story… Health & Safety Regulations NOW!” (1986) by Craig Berggold. The sub-series also includes records of a health and safety campaign as well as the Technology Impact Program (TIP), a research project which gathered information about pesticide use on berry farms in BC.

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The sub-series has been arranged by the archivist according to project name or type (arranged chronologically according to the project dates), with files not pertaining to a particular project listed at the end.

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Related groups of records within the same collection: A digitized video recording of To Pick is Not to Choose can be found in Series 9: Craig Berggold book research records.

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