Inter Pares Film Night - The True Cost (Montreal edition)

event : Film screening


Please join us for a deep dive into the fashion industry - from the cotton fields to the factories and runways.

The True Cost 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. 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?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

The True Cost (which will be projected subtitled in French) will be preceded by an 8-minute documentary video, "GMO Cotton Failure in Burkina Faso: African farmers speak out," which looks at the other end of the production cycle for clothing - cotton production. In it, two dozen farmers from Burkina Faso share their concerns and experience with Monsanto’s genetically modified Bt cotton. 

Eric Chaurette, Inter Pares Africa program manager, and Lis Suarez, executive director of FEM International, will join us for a post-screening conversation on the issues profiled in the two films.

This event is free. Seating is limited. RSVP now.

Details: Thursday, May 12th, at 6:30 p.m. at FEM International's offices at 6050 rue St-Hubert, Montreal.

P.S. There will be pizza!