The True Cost: A feature length documentary that explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet, UC Berkeley


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, and Blum Center for Developing Economies present The True Cost

Monday, April 4, 4 pm
Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room), UC Berkeley, California

The True Cost is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

About the Director - Andrew Morgan
Andrew is an internationally recognized director focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. After studying cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School he went on to co-found Untold Creative, a hybrid filmmaking studio where he currently serves as the creative director. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on the power of storytelling as a tool in the ongoing fight for human rights around the world. Andrew lives in LA with his wife Emily and their four children.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies.

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April 04, 2016 at 4pm
UC Berkeley
Stephens Hall 10
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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"Truly eye-opening."
Julie Kosin, Harpers Bazaar