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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 and 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 wellbeing, as well as the opportunities that these grounded experiences offer for alternative ways of living. Learn more at: lasnubes.euc.yorku.ca/grounded-project