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More Than Migrants: Official Launch of the Grounded Project

Join us on June 10 at 6 p.m. ET for the launch of The Grounded Project, a new pan-university and international research collaboration, featuring the virtual film premiere of More than Migrants.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on social determinants of health of migrant workers, chaired by Mathieu Poirier, with guest panellists Susana Caxaj, Douglas Barraza and Felipe Montoya.
This free event is open to the public, and we invite you to share this invitation and official trailer with anyone who may be interested.
Event Details
Date: Thursday, June 10 | 6:00 p.m. ET
Format: two-part virtual event
Part 1:More than Migrantsdocumentary screening| 6 p.m.
Directed by Felipe Montoya
Part 2:Panel discussion on social determinants of health of migrant workers | 7 p.m.
Chair:Mathieu Poirier (York University)
Guest speakers: Susana Caxaj (Western University), Douglas Barraza (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and Universidad Técnica Nacional de Costa Rica) and Felipe Montoya (York University)
About the Documentary
More than Migrants (2021) follows the lived experience of nine people striving to make a new life for themselves and their families in Costa Rica. The stories, told in their own words, reveal the strength and resilience needed to overcome challenges to build a new home with dignity and well-being. The documentary offers viewers a deeper understanding of the lives of migrants and the complex issues they face. More than Migrants was directed by Felipe Montoya, with Mathieu Poirier as the academic lead.
This episode was made by the Las Nubes Project in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) and the Faculty of Health (FoH) at York University, in collaboration with the Universidad Técnica Nacional de Costa Rica and York Libraries, and the financial support of EUC, FoH, York International and York Libraries.
About the Grounded Project
Grounded is a series of short documentaries filmed in rural Costa Rica on issues around environmental sustainability, biodiversity conservation, health and human well-being, with the idea of revealing structural elements that constrain the pursuit of social and ecological well-being, as well as the opportunities that these grounded experiences offer alternative ways of living. Learn more at


Jun 10 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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