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The Resource T-shirt travels, by Shantha Bloemen, (electronic resource)

T-shirt travels, by Shantha Bloemen, (electronic resource)

Label
T-shirt travels
Title
T-shirt travels
Statement of responsibility
by Shantha Bloemen
Creator
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of American secondhand clothing are sold to African importers, putting the African manufacturers out of business. We see a secondhand clothing dealer in Zambia carefully select a bale among dozens, bundled and shipped from abroad. He pays for the used clothing and then transports it by bus ten hours to a market. His meager profits support his entire extended family who subsist in shanty towns miles from the market. Their lives exemplify the poverty plaguing Africa today. They have virtually no possibility of advancing themselves and their children. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard University Center for International Studies and other experts discuss the history of colonialism, slavery and the depletion of Africa's natural resources. They draw the connection between this shameful legacy and the current huge debt. As the African governments service their debts according to an IMF/World Bank policy known as "structural adjustment lending," people's benefits are slashed drastically, resulting in terrible suffering from malnutrition, poor healthcare, inadequate schools and a crumbling infra-structure. Our old t-shirts come with a high price-tag. A presentation of the Independent Television Service (itvs). Partially funded by the Soros Documentary Fund of the Open Society Institute and the International Foundation for Arts and Culture
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, Atlanta Film Festival, 2001
  • Best Documentary, Human Rights and Justice, Vermont International Film Festival, 2001
  • Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2001
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloemen, Shantha
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
57
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing trade
  • Used clothing industry
  • Africa
  • Zambia
Target audience
general
Label
T-shirt travels, by Shantha Bloemen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1650522
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650522/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407169
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407169
  • (OCoLC)747798627
Video recording format
other
Label
T-shirt travels, by Shantha Bloemen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1650522
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650522/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407169
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407169
  • (OCoLC)747798627
Video recording format
other

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