Director & Producer: Meghna Gupta | Executive Producers: Lucy Norris, Tony Clark.
Documentary | 15 mins.
Unravel follows waste clothing on a journey across India, revealing how Western consumption habits are seen on the other side of the globe. Reshma, a young and perceptive worker in a textile recycling mill, dreams of travelling to the countries the cast off clothes are from. While Reshma and other women work, they construct an image of the West that the clothes spark in their imaginations, and share the rumours that travel with them. The film is based on the research of anthropologist Dr. Lucy Norris, and was launched at the exhibition Everything Must Go! in January 2012.
Unravel has been screened at over 50 films festivals worldwide and won over 20 awards, including the Jury Award for best short film at the 10th Aljazeera International Documentary Film festival in Doha, October 2014. It is currently hosted on Aeon Video where it’s received over 250,000 + views.
To find out more and watch the film, please visit the film’s website.
Filming was funded by a British Academy Small Research Grant (SG-100952), and post-production supported by the ESRC Waste of the World large grant (RES 000-23-0007) and Durham University.