Friday, April 8, 2016

Free Film Screening of The True Cost, April 18, 2016

The next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series, will be The True Cost, to be shown on Monday April 18, 2016, 7:00 pm, at Chapman Hall on the campus of Middlesex Community College (directions and parking information).  

The True Cost is about the impact of fashion on people and the planet. As described on the movie's website...

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of  clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and  environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold   story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

We hope you can join us! As always, the film is open to the public and free of charge. Following the film, we invite all to stay for refreshments and an informal discussion. Please contact our office at 860-346-3282 with any questions.

The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was begun in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. The True Cost is the sixth film in the series. Previous films include: Elemental, Watershed, Dirt! The Movie, Chasing Ice, and The End of the Line.

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