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Clothes To Die For
Clothes To Die For is a documentary film about the worst industrial disaster of the 21st century - the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, in which more than 1100 people died and 2400 were injured. The eight…
Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) - Muslim Women in Canada and the Decision to Wear a Hijab
Muslim women in Canada face challenges and uncertainties when they decide to start or stop wearing hijab, and encounter people with a variety of opinions. This candid and eye opening film challenges all viewers with emotions and humour, while revealing…
Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion
It started off as a web-series, charting the experiences of three young fashion bloggers, who spent a month living the life of Cambodian garment workers in Phnom Penh. But following headlines and articles all over the world, more than a…
Girl Model
Girl Model follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked…
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
BLUE ALCHEMY: Stories of Indigo is an independent documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia. It is also about remarkable people around the globe who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended…
Valentino: The Last Emperor
An intimate fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men and provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of the fashion icon's celebrated…
Panorama: Dying for a Bargain
BBC
An investigation into how our clothes - including those of some big high street brands - are really made. The programme finds evidence of shocking working conditions and an industry that still puts profit before safety. More than a thousand…
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood directed by Gillian Greenwood, follows the designer at work. Greenwood's film offers a unique insight into how she creates her distinctive and often shocking designs, and what have been her major influences. The film documents Westwood's rise from…
Lady Kul el Arab - An Israeli-Arab Beauty Pagent
Angelina, the first Druze woman to attempt significant steps in the Israeli fashion world, finds herself in the middle of a complicated conflict in which the tradition and values of her society clash with her brave efforts to choose her…
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women - The Man Who Invented the Supermodel
When he created the Elite modeling agency in the 1970s, John Casablancas invented the concept of the "supermodel." If names like Naomi, Cindy, Linda, Iman, Gisele or Kate are part of popular culture today, it's mostly his doing. He lived…
We Buy, Who Pays?
We Buy, Who Pays? is a documentary about Western companies producing clothes and shoes in developing countries. It shows us the problems with the working conditions, like low wages, forced overtime, health issues, child labour and chemicals destroying land and…
Chanel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In 1983, when German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld joined the house of Chanel, he changed the course of fashion history. To this day, the house is owned and controlled by the famously press-shy Alan Wertheimer, grandson of one of Coco's early…
Fashioning Faith - Islamic Fashion
When most Americans think of the Islamic veil, the image of Afghan women in blue burkas or the black chador of the Islamic Republic of Iran may come to mind. But what about the Muslim-American woman who easily combines her…
Alexander McQueen Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative…
Yarn - Artists Redefining Knitting
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, Yarn weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and interactive designers…
The Zapotec Way - Dyeing and Weaving at La Grana Tejidos
Heritage preservation is an increasingly urgent priority as new generations of indigenous peoples choose modern Western lifestyles, leaving the old ways of doing things behind. In the village of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, Benito Hernandez and his wife, Rosario,…
Alexander McQueen Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Becoming an established name didn't slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crowd…
Why We Wear Clothes: The Functions of Fashion
As a tool of the individual and of culture, clothing has meaning. In this program, students explore the functional, social, and psychological aspects of clothing. Viewers learn how clothing provides more than just protection from the elements; it offers comfort,…
Prada
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
In 1978 Miuccia Prada inherited the family's leather goods business from her mother and quickly expanded the company into one of the most talked-about clothing and accessories lines in Italy. Prada is always ahead of the times, and her individual…
Clothing Fibres
A Clothing & Textiles 101 overview of the elements of fabric, this curriculum-based program introduces students to the basic differences between natural and synthetic fibres, the primary types of fibers, and how their qualities - from shape and origin to…