Two Video Tapes For Use With Immigrant Women

Publisher:  Cross-Cultural Communications Centre
Year Published:  1981  
Book Type:  Videotape

Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX2349

Abstract:  1) Job Search: The Interview (23 mins.) - This videotape depicts three women from different backgrounds who are seeking employment in various fields. Through dramatized interviews, it examines the interaction between the prospective employer and the applicant.

The job interviews are followed by a panel discussion in which previous participants in the Making Changes Program analyze what happened in the interviews. The panel is intended to be a catalyst for further discussion and analysis amongst the viewers.

2) Working Women's Rights (28 mins.) - This videotape introduces most of the major categories of legislation which are of special interest to the working woman. It touches on topics such as sex and racial discrimination, wages and hours of work, vacation and pregnancy leave, working conditions, compensation and unionization.

The general format is a brief summary of the law, followed by an interview with a worker exploring her experience with the relevant legislation.

The program concludes with a comment on areas where legislation is needed - to cover domestic workers and to provide day care for working women. The tape intends to promote discussion, to encourage women to seek further information on labour rights, and to encourage individual and collective action around labour issues.

The tapes are available in both ¾" cassette and ½" reel-to-reel. They are accompanied by a user's guide which gives suggestions for use in small group discussions.


Rental fee: $10 (plus postage/handling); Purchase: $75 (3/4" cassette); ½" reel-to-reel).

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