Voice of Our Own

Ratnam, Kazimi, Premika Ratnam and Ali Kazimi

1989, 25:00 minutes, colour, English


In the middle of a raging winter storm 350 women from all parts of Canada met in Winnipeg for four days to attend the National Conference of Immigrant & Visible Minority Women. When it concluded a new national organization representing the needs of some 2 million Canadian immigrant and visible minority women had been created.

Voice Of Our Own is a powerful and inspiring film. It provides a rare glimpse of a struggle to find a collective identity that recognizes and respects differences. It successfully captures the dynamics of the collective process and demonstrates how even the most disadvantaged groups can empower themselves politically.

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Critical Writing

Feminist Films Air Minority Concerns
by Randi Spires. The Toronto Star, Dec. 8, 1989.