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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.

Dirty White Gold
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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The spectacular eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland: and why I love thee.

As the fearsomely named and unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull volcano continues to cause chaos for air travel across UK and Europe, the twittersphere is alive with delight at the lack of contrails in our skies. I ponder what it all means.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This is quite obviously not the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. But I liked the picture anyway. A little bit apocalyptic no? As news reaches me this Friday evening that there will be […]