Six months each year, Delroy works on a farm in Ontario, Canada to support his family back in Jamaica. What they don’t know is that Delroy is keeping a secret from them. He has cancer.
Knowing he has to provide for his family and that he will lose his job if he tells the truth, the film follows Delroy trying to navigate through this complicated and unfair situation.
Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and directed by Andrew Moir the short film looks into the treatment of migrant workers in Canada as well as what it’s like to live with a terminal disease while having to support your family; a reality for many people with long-term conditions.
Sadly, Delroy Dunkley passed away in 2015. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.