Posts Tagged ‘g20’

Dirty White Gold: new documentary-in-the-making unpicks cotton

Leah Borromeo talks about her film Dirty White Gold at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Written by Sonja Todd

Life Is Precious sign from Dirty White Gold
Roadside sign in India, from the film's trailer

Dirty White Gold is Leah Borromeo's film about cotton. It exposes a whole crop of problems with our clothes by unspooling high street supply chains right back to cotton seeds. Even what you think is a sweatshop-free t-shirt unravels to reveal a thread supplier using child labour, or a farmer in such heavy debt he's killed himself. These cotton-to-coffin suicides are destroying Indian farming families.


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Blood on the maps: film poster design by Peter Kennard @at_earth

Dirty White Gold “goes right the way back to seeds,” says Leah. “It's a Saturday night date film.” Ha ha.

We're here on a sunny Sunday afternoon as part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival,… read more

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UK Uncut, Green & Black Cross, Black Bloc & the March for the Alternative.

So, what does it all mean? I attempt to pick apart what happened on Saturday 26th March 2011, accompanied by loads of photos of beautiful creative banners and action.

Written by Amelia Gregory

UK Uncut gathers on the South Bank on Saturday 26th March 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Unless you have been living under a rock you will be aware that […]

Deptford X Arts Festival 2010: A Review

The Deptford X Festival has been taking place for five years. This year they asked former local boy and Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to be the "lead" artist and I was lucky enough to get my own personal guided tour with him...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We Are Everywhere by Mark Titchner for the Deptford X Festival. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that good PR is everything, which is […]

Climate Camp at Glastonbury 2010: Line up information

Climate Camp returns to the Dragon Field for the second year running - and this year the Tripod Stage hosts a much expanded line up of music, poetry and comedy. A Glastonbury gem!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Can it really be a year since the last Glastonbury? In 2009, for the first time, Climate Camp was given it’s very own space in the Dragon Field just above […]

Film Preview: Just Do It – get off your arse and change the world launches Crowd Funding appeal

Just Do It looks into the mischievous and risky world of UK climate activists, and it needs your help...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photography by Mini Mouse Left Field Films is producing an exciting new documentary film on climate change and is asking for your help to get it completed. Since 2009, Just […]

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Earth Listings: 2nd – 8th November 2009

Written by Adam S

Check out the range of talks and discussions this week, there is a chance to vent some anger at some cops in a more legitimate manner than normal as well […]

Climate Camp Logo and Poster Callout!

Climate Camp Logo, Design Open Brief

Written by Amelia

Regular followers of my blog will know that I’ve been involved with Climate Camp for nearly two years – ever since I attended what I like to term the “University […]

Climate Camp in the City

Bishopsgate, London, 1st April 2009

Written by Amelia

Maybe I have become a bit blase after so much rushing, but for some reason the brilliantly termed “swoop” didn’t phase me. To the point that I decided that I […]

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Whose City? The G20 Protesters Come To Town

City Of London, April 1st

Written by Cari Steel

Yesterday, a few of the Amelia’s Magazine girls went along to witness the G20 protests in the City of London. The day had dawned to brilliant sunshine, and clear blue […]