The True Cost

The True Cost film still, courtesy of Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

SIMA Impact CinemaFilm

The True Cost

Featuring a Panel Discussion and Q&A

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.

About the Program

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. A groundbreaking documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on the world, The True Cost asks us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing.

Spotlighting stories 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 into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. Directed by Andrew Morgan. (USA, 2014, 92 min. Rated PG-13.)

Winner of the SIMA 2016 Jury Prize for Lens to Action.

*Arrive early to mix and mingle! Starting at 6:30 p.m., choose from a special menu of salads and sandwiches made from locally sourced produce, including vegan options, at Zeidler’s Cart. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

Plus, bring a lightly used t-shirt to receive a new “healthy” t-shirt from Beyond the Label. A limited quantity of t-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A panel discussion and Q&A with Ann Wang (CEO and cofounder of the online marketplace Enrou), Katie Bond (Fair Trade LA), and Travis Heard (Vice President of Finance and Strategy at Outerknown), moderated by Taryn Hipwell (educator, CEO of EcoDivas, and founder and executive producer of Beyond the Label), follow the screening.

Download the post-screening takeaway for The True Cost


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Watch the official trailer for The True Cost.