Clothing fashions come and go at a brisk clip, but what is constant in the textile industry is
the numbing daily grind of the unseen factory workers who produce the glitter that catches our eyes.
Fifty years ago, the men and women of the American South were a significant part of this industry
(see the film Norma Rae on September 22). Today our clothing comes from poorly regulated, unsafe
factories all over the third world. The True Cost is a documentary film that examines the human and
environmental costs of the latest and greatest in fashion.
This is a special presentation in conjunction with the ACFF. Post-film discussion led by Dr.
Jeff Groff, Vice-President of ACFF.
Other background on the film.
About the flash fashion phenomenon.
A look at the Bangladesh textile industry.
About the 2017 American Conservation Film Festival.