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Filming Screening (The Library of the Commons)

Pilot project of the Citizen-Consumers United, a new association aimed towards collectivizing purchasing power to support a more equitable and sustainable economy. 

Our first month will focus on the fast fashion industry and will commence with a screening of the movie The True Cost.

The True Cost is a 2015 documentary film directed by Andrew Morgan that focuses on fast fashion. It discusses several aspects of the garment industry from production—mainly exploring the life of low-wage workers in developing countries—to its after-effects such as river and soil pollution, pesticide contamination, disease and death. Using an approach that looks at environmental, social and psychological aspects, it also examines consumerism and mass media, ultimately linking them to global capitalism. The documentary is a collage of several interviews with environmentalists, garment workers, factory owners, and people organizing fair trade companies or promoting sustainable clothing production.

Earlier Event: January 7
Later Event: January 10