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Cotton – Unchosen Film Festival – Fashions, Dirty Secrets

March 21, 2012
Unchosen logo - the word 'Unchosen' with letter 'o' replaced by a crying eye

Unchosen is the only film campaign in the UK that concentrates solely on human trafficking

Our next Afterhours is on Thursday 29 March on the theme of Fairtrade – fashion, food and film and is in partnership with Unchosen Film Campaigns and the Whitworth Art Gallery’s Cotton Global Threads Exhibition.

Unchosen is the only film campaign in the UK that concentrates solely on human trafficking, and incorporates discussion and Q&As with the directors. The initiative aims to make people aware that slavery still exists in the 21st century, and to show them how they can get involved in stamping it out. To that end, Unchosen also looks at the issues that surround human trafficking, including fair trade, poverty and immigration.

Throughout the evening you can explore the Museum’s Living Cultures, Manchester and Money galleries and discover links between the Museum’s collection, cotton and textiles; refashion pre-loved clothes with the help of Stitched Up, a group of earth-conscious fashionista-revolutionaries, who provide workshops and events to inspire a more creative and sustainable wardrobe; or handle some Museum objects.

There will also be a live performance, film screening and panel discussion:

6.45-7.15pm: Uzbek dance performance by San’at Mahmudova

7.30-8.30pm: Film screening of Fashion’s Dirty Secrets Secret filming carried out inside a number of Leicester textiles factories and suppliers, exposes shocking practices existing right here in modern Britain.

8.30-9pm: Panel discussion in response to Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, with representatives from Unchosen Film Campaigns, Stitched Up collective and Afrcuba

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