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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Esery Mondesir

Esery Mondesir is a Haitian-born video artist and filmmaker. He was a high school teacher and a labour organizer before receiving an MFA in cinema production from York University (Toronto) in 2017. Mondesir’s work draws from personal and collective memory, official archives and vernacular records, the Everyday to suggest a reading of our society from its margins. His films explore migration and exile as sites of identity formation as well as cultural resistance. Mondesir lives in Toronto and teaches at OCAD University. His work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally.

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