Cast Giuseppe Lomeo Mauro Crimi Saša Nemec Elvira Gulì Simona La Torre Jesse March Director and editor Marco Barone Director of photography Paolo Iraci Camera operator Roberto Barone Production assistant Roberta D'Amato Assistant director Vivian Di Lorenzo DOP assistant Marzia Scaglione Producer Paolo Iraci Marco Barone Production coordinator Luca Leonardi
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What is it?
Over the skin is a project of documentary.
We want to show the huge impact that textile industry creates, not only in the developing countries, but also on the western lifestyle.
We are living inside an economical system that is like a car at the maximum speed running towards a wall. And it concerns the environment, the public health and condition of the workers.
Over the skin talks about people, the ones that keep going forward, careless of their sins, and the ones that want a change.
And It also talks about language, and how even two different things can find a way to communicate and live together.
The attention to the textile industry is transversal: not only for the world of activism about civil rights and ecology but also for the ones who are against the problems of the textile industry.
Artisans are fighting a hard battle for the survival of the traditions, and some young companies are trying to extend as much as possible some virtuous behaviours because they are aware that revolution is possible only if the cultural impact will be extended.
If in the world of nutrition, over the years, we saw the development of an ethical current, but the same didn't happen on a large scale about textile industry. What are the reasons? What are the obstacles of the change?
What if we struggle for another story?
The social impact of world textile production is huge. The exploitation of workers, very often minors, leads this industrial sector at the top for mortality at work.
According to Deborah Lucchetti, spokesperson for the Clean Clothes Campaign «The western brands, buyers of the Bengal textile factories, are jointly responsible for the exploitation of the workers. They have to work 12-14 hours per day, and also keep working overtime, with very low wages: in that countries, a decent salary is equivalent to € 337, but the minimum wage stops at € 54. Moreover, the environments are very dangerous: people who go to work in a textile factory risk not returning home».
Social justice, not a negotiable value
After food, clothes are the things we keep longest in contact with our body, that's a symbiosis that we live every day.
According to the Fashion Danish Institute, a quarter of all chemicals produced around the world are used in the textile industry. Many of these come in the form of polyester and other synthetic fibers that require large quantities of crude oil. According to an EU study (Study on the link between Allergic Reactions and Chemicals in textile products), 7-8% of dermatological diseases are due to what we wear.
Cotton, wool... And much more chemical stuff
Very few people know that the textile is the most polluting industry in the world, after the oil one.
The production of synthetic textile fibers emits into the atmosphere particles and gases such as CO2, nitric oxide (with a global warming potential 310 times higher than that of carbon dioxide), hydrocarbons, sulfur oxides and other by-products. The production plants also release volatile organic compounds and solvents in watercourses (synthetic fibers of plastic were found even inside bottled water). Nowadays, microfibers are one of the most important causes of the marine pollution.
Fashion: the most polluting industry after oil
Since the dawn of time, clothes have been one of the primary needs of the human beings. Over the centuries the need to cover up has been contaminated by human cultures and their artistic inspirations. The clothes are, in effect, a second skin, not only because they protect us from external agents but because they help us to identify ourselves and show our personality to the other people.
But are we aware of what we really wear? Do we know the consequences of our lifestyles on people and environment?
Over the skin
Do yo really know what you are wearing?
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