Brooks - The City of 100 Hellos
'Brooks - The City of 100 Hellos' is a documentary about how immigration changes and challenges a cowboy town. The film gives us a rare glimpse into the lives of many of the new immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers that have moved to Brooks, Alberta, Canada to work at the local meat packing plant. It also explores the challenges they face and looks at how long-time residents of Brooks feel about the new immigration in their community. The documentary was Produced, Directed and Written by Brandy Yanchyk in 2011 for OMNI Television. This documentary was made possible with 100% funding from the OMNI Television Independent Producers Initiative. It was also produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Multimedia Development Fund.
The documentary is currently airing on OMNI TV across Canada in English and also with Mandarin and Tagalog subtitles.
"Brooks - The City of 100 Hellos" is also airing on CBC's documentary channel.
“Canada is a multicultural mosaic, and there are many towns and cities that reflect this cultural diversity on local and national levels,” commented Madeline Ziniak, National Vice President, OMNI Television. “Brooks - The City of 100 Hellos is an insightful case study which deserved documentation of a changing Canadian landscape and how both new and long time residents through triumphs and creative challenges have made a town their own.”
The Prairie Post interviews Brandy Yanchyk, the Director, Producer and Writer of the documentary “Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos”. http://www.prairiepost.com/component/content/article/3411-brooks-documentary-preview-is-oct-22.html
Here is an article about the filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk: "Doc part of filmmaker’s homecoming" yorkregion.com/news/article/1308110--doc-part-of-filmmaker-s-homecoming