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Video Resources

July 3, 2007

French Videos

A list of French language videos, with information on how to obtain them.

July 3, 2007

Additional Videos

A list of other informational videos, with information on how to obtain them.

July 3, 2007

Street Cents: Sweatshop Warriors

Aimed at a younger audience, this Street Cents segment is a useful tool to motivate students to take action against sweatshops. Sweatshop Warriors gives advice on how to become more informed and provides examples of how students have taken part in anti-sweatshop campaigns.

July 3, 2007

Stop Sweatshops! The Video

Suitable for all age groups, Stop Sweatshops! dispels some myths about sweatshops and draws attention to the labour violations and exploitation that take place in the garment industry. This video takes a close look at sweatshops in the U.S. through interviews with former garment factory workers and news footage of the discovery of a Los Angeles sweatshop in 1997. Stop Sweatshops! also presents a demonstration organized by students against GAP

July 3, 2007

Marketplace: Toys

This Marketplace report focuses on the exploitive conditions under which toys are made, with a particular focus on China. It presents a number of interviews with people who have done research into the labour that goes into making toys as well as with the former president of Irwing Toys. The video briefly looks at how companies like Mattel and Disney fit into the picture and how the rise of sweatshops is related to globalization trends. This report on toys is aimed at appealing to parents shopping for gifts during the holiday season

July 3, 2007

The National: Made in Canada

This CBC report explores the working conditions of garment workers in Toronto and Vancouver. It profiles two women who work in garment workshops that only employ immigrants who are unable to find work elsewhere. This video shows footage from inside the workshops and, through the stories told by the women, recreates the conditions experienced by workers.

July 3, 2007

Inside Your Threads

Using celebrity hosts, music and the popular Much Music presentation style, Inside Your Threads

July 3, 2007

Beyond McWorld: Challenging Corporate Rule

Beyond McWorld takes a look at the ways in which governments have lost power to corporations and the movement that has emerged to challenge corporate rule. Democracy, globalization, and free trade are some of the themes covered.