What happens when the lid of the container slams shut and our donated clothes embark on their global journey? That’s the main question film maker Teddy Cherim and fashion designer Lisa Konno wanted to answer in their BNNVARA documentary ‘Goodwill Dumping’.
Teddy and Lisa are literally following the massive amounts of donated clothing, which are sold many times before they end up on the ‘mitumba’ markets of Kenya. For an article in the Dutch VARA Gids magazine, I spoke with Teddy and Lisa when they shot Lisa’s ‘fashion creatures’ on Nairobi’s Gikomba Market.
You can read the article through Blendle, or click on the image below. ‘Goodwill Dumping’ will be premiering on the NFF, the Dutch Film Festival, and will air on Dutch TV station NPO3, Sunday 29 November at 00.10 o’clock.