Friday, October 18th, 2013

India’s e-waste burden

The Indian city of Bangalore produces some 20,000 tonnes of e-waste per year, according to a report by Assocham, the Association of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India. This figure is rising at a rate of 20% per year and the report’s authors forecast the amount of computer waste across the country could increase by nearly 500% by […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

was sustainability on trend at london fashion week?

The concept of a fashion week might not be environmentally friendly, but sustainability is on the lips of some fashionistas.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

the wealth fair state

…made in collaboration with Dr D, “BOB: or the Wealth Fair State” might be one of our most bad-taste political projects…at least this side of Christmas and the diazepam….

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

suicide – the only way out of debt?

Nearly 300,000 Indian farmers killed themselves to get out of debt between 1995 and 2011. In the state of Maharashtra alone, 4,453 people committed suicide in 2006. That’s around one every eight hours. As I’m writing this, I hear of seven farmers who’ve died in the past three days. It’s like a swathe of desperate people […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

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 […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Woo! Press….

For those of you aware of my latest project, a documentary on Indian cotton farmer suicides, pesticides and fashion tentatively called Dirty White Gold, you’ll be aware I’ve re-edited a new taster for it. Since I put it out at the beginning of September, there’s been a little press buzz around it as well as […]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Indian Cotton Farmer Suicides, Pesticides and Fashion

Up to 26 Indian cotton farmers a day commit suicide by drinking pesticides to kill themselves out of debt. This taster is for Dirty White Gold, a film by Leah Borromeo about cotton, chemicals and consumerism’s real casualties. When you bag a bargain, who pays for it? CREDITS Director, Producer, Presenter, Camera: Leah Borromeo Executive […]

Monday, May 17th, 2010

It’s SHell Out There

Amnesty Intenational are launching a new film ahead of Shell’s AGM in London tomorrow. It’s about Shell’s human rights abuses in the Niger Delta, highlighting the issue of gas flaring. They will also be driving around the City and Barbican with some billboard advertising on their campaign. Gas flaring contributes to just over 1% of […]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Haiti: Nadije’s Letter

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January at 1653 local time, killing over 230,000 – more than the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami – and left over 1 million people homeless. This and a series of aftershocks saw schools, homes and hospitals destroyed in areas near the capital, Port au Prince. The UN headquarters, […]

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

The Great COP15 Can-Can

Artists and activists will gather in the saunic sweat of Dalston’s Cafe Oto this Friday to revive “Cafe Carbon“, a musical devised by The Gluts for the COP15 demonstrations this past winter in Copenhagen. The Gluts are Gina Birch, Kaffe Matthews and Hayley Newman. Gina’s a founding member of The Raincoats, I once lay in […]