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MN Premiere of the "The True Cost" presented by KOKOON

  • Bryant Lake Bowl Theater 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with KOKOON and Sound Unseen to bring you the MN Premiere of The True Cost - 2015 film as part of "Movie Mondays" at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater.

Special thanks to KOKOON, Cult Collective, MN Social Impact Hub, and Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM Sharp | 8:30 PM Q+A and short panel to follow
Ticket Price: $10 adv/$12 door

*Buy Tickets: Fee free over the phone at (612) 825‑8949 or in person. Tickets are not available for online purchase the day of the screening.


Film synopsis:

This 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.

Following the screening, please stay for a Q+A and short panel presented the MN SOCIAL IMPACT HUB.

Panelists and Q & A Guests include:

Hannah Theisen of Life+Style+Justice - Hannah Theisen runs Life + Style + Justice, a website, blog and resource page that focuses on sustainable and stylish living for conscious consumers. She also is part of the State of Minnesota's Human Trafficking Task force and works as a consultant, assisting non-profits and businesses-for-good with events, campaigns, marketing, and fundraising. Theisen's goal as an activist is to avoid sending money to any company that isn’t transparent about where its products are coming from, and to inform them why they aren't receiving her support, all while living a more simple and less stuff-filled life. She is also a Fair Trade supporter and chooses to consciously support local artisan, creators and farmers.

Julie Kearns of Junket Tossed and Found - Julie Kearns is the owner and founder of Junket: Tossed & Found. Junket is a mission-driven small business in South Minneapolis that helps to connect people with the things they need, and makes it easier for them to be ecologically sensitive consumers. By gathering items previously headed toward the end of the product life-cycle and deliberately moving them to an earlier stage of that same cycle by reselling them, Junket’s approach eliminates not only the original waste, but also costs for the production, distribution, and subsequent disposal of new goods that might have been purchased had the used item not been available. Through Junket, Jullie encourages people to rinse and repeat and reuse in order to help reduce demand for resource-intensive and unnecessary new products.

Anupama Pasricha, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at St. Catherine University - For nearly a decade, Pasricha has been exploring strategies for sustainable fashion and ethical industry practices. As of late, she has a strong commitment to emphasizing the consumer’s power of choice to consume less and use more by looking for quality products that have longevity, to give businesses a decent price/profit to promote a sustainable system, and to deliberately not ask for cheap products that cause harm to people and the resources that are involved in the process of their production. She also researches ways for fair trade companies to strengthen their messaging, advertising, and marketing through the fair trade principles, including information on emerging best practices.