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The True Cost with Gate Church Carbon Saving Project

14 March 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Gate Church International
158 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4JS United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The True Cost

Director: Andrew Morgan | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2015 | Length: 89 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

What is the price of fast fashion? This urgent wake-up call provides a shocking overview of the consequences of our addiction to cheap, disposable clothing.

Through its investigations across the globe, from the garment factories of Bangladesh to the cotton fields of India, The True Cost evidences a reality of exploitation, ecological destruction and health disasters that would make anyone question the true cost of our bargains.

Not content with destroying the planet through its manufacturing process, fast fashion is also clogging landfills and destroying local clothing industries in emerging economies. Where does responsibility lie? With the garment factory owners, cracking down on their workers’ requests for higher wages and improved working conditions? With the retailers that keep squeezing costs down – or the consumers? The solutions are complex and multifaceted; what is clear is that they are urgently needed – and that we all have a role to play.


Beyond the Screen

The film will be followed by a conversation with the Gate Church Carbon Saving Project exploring fast fashion and what we can do to make a change.


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