The rousing true story of women in 1940s Kirkland Lake, Ontario who fought to improve working conditions for the men in the mines, and became the heart and soul of a union organizing drive that changed their lives – and the world.
Director Mina Shum exhibits genuine compassion with her insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women. This charming and generous film boasts fine performances from Sharmaine Yeoh, Pei-Pei Cheng, Alannah Ong, Lillian Lim, and Sandra Oh.
That's great art -- nothing is self-evident. I am made to laugh about those who cry, and cry about those who laugh.
Bertolt Brecht, on Theatre