Monday, September 24th, 2012...12:30
the cotton film: dirty white gold | crowdfund
At last – it lives!
We launched the crowdfund for our film The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold today.
The journey starts with nearly 300,000 Indian farmers who have killed themselves to escape debt. At one point, up to 26 per day. They are the price we pay for cheap cotton – trapped in a cycle of debt, brought about as a result of the industrialisation of their livelihoods. Some kill themselves by drinking the pesticides with which they farm.
At the heart of the film will be the human stories of the people who work the fields to form the threads of our moral fibre. We will ask “when you bag a bargain, who pays for it?”
The crowdfund offers not only the chance to help us make the film but every pound you give is worth three. And you can get some amazing rewards from the likes of Souled Out Studios, Dr D, Barnbrook and Peter Kennard.
Find out more about the film and help us help others.