With its polluted landscapes and its poisoned workers, India is paying a heavy price for Europe's desire for cheap cotton. We can at least get sensitized - ECOMOVE keeps its expectations realistic.
ECOMOVE International, Germany, is screening a series of 11 documentaries from various countries, from 18th to 22nd January, at Goethe-Zentrum - The Association of German Culture. Today, the inaugural day, a German documentary called 100% Cotton - Made In India by Inge Altemeier will be screened.
The film traces cotton from its origins and treatment in India through to its sale in the form of clothes in industrialised countries. The documentary covers the consequences it has on humans and the environment. With its polluted landscapes and its poisoned workers, India is paying a heavy price for Europe's desire for cheap cotton.
In the framework of an educational project initiated by ECOMOVE International, a series of film screenings and discussions take place in different cities/regions in India. For this project, ECOMOVE has prepared a film program presenting award-winning documentaries dealing with environmental problems in India and their global backgrounds and causes. An initial film screening in Chennai as well as a film tour through various villages in South India have taken place in April 2006.
The screenings will start everyday from 6:00pm, at the Goethe-Zentrum office in Hermitage Complex, Opp. Kalanjali Showroom, Hill Fort Road, and are absolutely free. For further details, please contact 6652-6443/2324-1791.