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Georgetown Green Film Series: The True Cost

  • Southwestern University, F.W. Olin Building 2321 Southwestern Boulevard Georgetown, TX, 78626 United States (map)

The Georgetown Green Film Series was established to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus for free to the Georgetown and neighboring communities. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.

In conjunction with the September Fashion Weeks, the first film in the series is The True Cost, a 2015 documentary film that focuses on fast fashion. It discusses several aspects of the garment industry from production—mainly exploring the life of low-wage workers in developing countries—to its after-effects such as river and soil pollution, pesticide contamination, disease, and death.

Watch the trailer:

The schedule of the event is as follows:
6:30 pm - Reception (light snacks and networking)
7:00 pm - Film Screening
8:30 pm - Panel Discussion
9:00 pm - Event Closure

– Cory Skuldt, Business Management Consultant, FWD Impact
– Sharmon Lebby, Founder, Blessed Designs
– Jen Lewis, Founder and Executive Director, Purse & Clutch
– Ashley Gill, Senior Manager of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange

The event will take place in F.W. Olin Building at Southwestern University (1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626), Room 110. This event was made possible through a City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board grant.

Later Event: September 22
Guaranteed to: Support Makers