Directed by Laura Kissel
The story of cotton told here in the tradition of great documentaries connects us to Work, to how are common needs are met, and how we are connected by what we consume. Beautifully photographed and edited Cotton Road reveals what a rural town in South Carolina has to do with China. Americans consume nearly twenty billion new items of clothing each year, and at least one billion of them are made in China. Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of workers lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy. The film proves to be a compelling and enlightening documentary that will leave you more conscious of the origins and processes of our possessions.
Producer: Li Zhen, Laura Kissel
Editor: Laura Kissel
Videographer: Laura Kissel
Director: Laura Kissel