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Film screening: "Cotton Road" for Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, the cotton industrial process behind the United States’ rapacious consumption of cheap clothing spans the globe. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of workers’ lives in a conventional cotton supply chain.

Date & Time

Mar. 18, 2015
12:00pm – 1:30pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Film screening: "Cotton Road" for Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year. However, few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. Cotton Road follows the commodity of cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.

  • Speakers

Matt McFall, Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund

Laura Kissel, Producer, Cotton Road

  • Moderated by 

Jennifer L. Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Wilson Center

For the 17th year in a row, CEF is screening a film for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. We invite our guests to view this documentary and join a panel discussion afterwards.

  • About the documentary filmmaker

Laura KisselHer work explores social/cultural landscapes and the use of orphan films. She has just completed Cotton Road (2014), a documentary about South Carolina cotton farmers, Chinese textile workers, and global consumers.

The event is free and no reservations required. You can view more information here

Hosted By

China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more


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