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The Resource Ropa Americana (American clothing), by Monica Veiga, (electronic resource)

Ropa Americana (American clothing), by Monica Veiga, (electronic resource)

Label
Ropa Americana (American clothing)
Title
Ropa Americana (American clothing)
Statement of responsibility
by Monica Veiga
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ropa Americana documents the travels of an old purple t-shirt from the Toronto housewife who donates it to Goodwill Industry to its final destination, a housewife in Costa Rica who buys it in a second-hand store. The film is brightened by an immediacy provided by the unforgettable people involved in the complex chain of events: the donor, the charity worker, the textile company representative, the merchant in Costa Rica and the end user. The film brings to light the debate between the donors and the businessmen involved in the textile trade, an important commodity in today's global economy. The charitable donor finds it morally and ethically wrong for charities and middlemen to be making money off donated items. The companies involved believe they are running a legitimate and extremely worthwhile business, providing people in developing countries with cheap but good quality clothing. The film's objectivity allows viewers to come to their own conclusion
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Veiga, Monica
Runtime
23
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
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  • Business ethics
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Used clothing industry
  • Used clothing industry
Target audience
general
Label
Ropa Americana (American clothing), by Monica Veiga, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641464
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641464/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (23 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503406971
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503406971
  • (OCoLC)747797192
Video recording format
other
Label
Ropa Americana (American clothing), by Monica Veiga, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641464
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641464/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (23 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503406971
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503406971
  • (OCoLC)747797192
Video recording format
other

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