Global Voices : T-Shirt Travels (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Finance & Investing, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Shantha Bloemen's "T-Shirt Travels" examines why many Zambians wear clothes donated by Americans and Europeans and the practice's impact on the local textile industry. Interviewees include Zambian historian Mutumba Mainga Bull, Zambian Manufacturers Association spokesman Mark O'Donnell and economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia's Earth Institute.

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charity, clothes, debt, desperation, economy, global-economy, poverty, struggle, Third-World, trading, village, World-Bank, Zambia