The Story of a Panty and of Those Who Make It

Politics/Everyday life, Belgium 2019

The documentary The Story of a Panty and of Those Who Make It provides an immersive look into the lives of those who work in the shadow of the textile industry. The process of making a pair of panties connects Yulduz, a farmer in the Uzbek cotton fields deprived of freedom of expression; Janaki, a young Sumangali spinner who had to leave the school benches for the factory; Mythili, a dyer in India who dreams of becoming a mother; Risma, an activist for the rights of women workers in Indonesia and my mother, Pascale, who runs a small clothing store in Belgium. But since the relocation of factories 30 years ago, she is no longer able to offer clothes 100 % Made in Belgium. At each stage of its production, from country to country, the story of this panty takes us into the intimacy of the lives of these five women, each one a link in a global production chain. The film questions the value that one gives to the clothes but more importantly to the lives of those who make it. This film is also available with French subtitles.
58 min
HD
Starting at 0
Audio language:
FrenchHindiIndonesianUzbek
Subtitles:
English

Awards

Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 2019 Audience Award
Bristol Independent Film Festival 2019 Best Documentary
European Cinematography Awards 2018 Best Documentary

More information

Original title:

La Vie d'Une Petite Culotte et de Celles qui la Fabriquent

Original language:

FrenchHindiIndonesianUzbek

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 0

Audio language:

FrenchHindiIndonesianUzbek

Subtitles:

English