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Posts Tagged ‘STIR’

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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An interview with Jonny Gordon-Farleigh, editor of STIR magazine

We find out more about the man behind STIR - an online and print magazine that questions our current status quo. Plus a special discount offer for all Amelia’s Magazine readers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

STIR Vol.1 cover by Bec Young. New magazine STIR carries the strap line ANGER. ANALYSIS. ACTION. For anyone disillusioned with the current state of affairs it’s a must read collection […]