The True Cost

This 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.

Also featuring CAMBODIAN garment industry protestors who demand better minimum wages and the human right activists that just simply try to make a difference. Compare that with the Black Friday chaos and shops trying to sell you $4 shirts, or $20 jeans.

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?

The ugliness beneath the glamour is exposed by this vitally important documentary, which addresses the immense, ongoing problems in the fashion industry.

“The True Cost” is a professionally-done documentary by Andrew Morgan which covers many of the multiple problems caused by America’s current clothing gluttony.

Going to thirteen separate countries, the viewers visually get a small taste of some of the devastation caused by “Fast Fashion”, whether it is drenching of farmlands with pesticides and the resultant birth defects in India to the following of a Bangladesh single mother and garment worker who knew people in the Rana Plaza building collapse which claimed more than 1100 people.

Although the topics are,at times, heavy and thought provoking, the overall tone of the documentary is neither gloomy nor preachy.

“The True Cost” is an ambitious project that opens your eyes to many of the ills caused by our current economic policies and our addiction to spending. Bring your friends along if you want to open more eyes.

It is a great springboard for further discussions afterwards.

PG-13 | 1h 32min | Documentary, Drama, News | English subtitles