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Ossining Documentary, Discussion Series Screens 'True Cost'

The Ossining Library documentary film series gets underway with "The True Cost" about the fashion industry.
The Ossining Library documentary film series gets underway with "The True Cost" about the fashion industry. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

OSSINING, N.Y. -- The March Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series will begin Thursday, March 10 with a screening of "The True Cost" at the Ossining Library.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public.

The film is about who really pays the price for our clothing? "The True Cost" is a groundbreaking documentary film that invites us into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothing.

The global fashion industry has driven down the price of clothing while increasingly exploiting 40 million garment workers, our environment and its natural resources.

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, it features interviews with fashion’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva.

"The True Cost" teaches us the impact of the clothing we purchase on our environment and the people who make them.

The Q&A panelists include: Sharon Rowe, CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc., Amy Hall , Director of Social Consciousness and a member of the Leadership Forum for women’s clothing designer Eileen Fisher, Rachel Tobias, an LL.M. graduate student at Fordham University School of Law. She will graduate in May, 2016, as one of the first two Fashion Law LL.M. graduates in the world. Click here to see the film's trailer.

Seating for the film is at 6:15 p.m. in the Budarz Theater, Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining, N.Y.

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