26/09/2019

Documentary | Africa is a dumping ground for second hand leftovers of Western consumption

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

In several African cities protests against the daily import of tons of second hand clothing from Western countries are increasing. Donated by do-gooders, dresses, shirts and trousers have become a lucrative revenue model for local traders. More importantly, the supply of cheap second hand clothing has a devastating effect on the development of a local industry. 

In the documentary Goodwill Dumping, Terry Cherim in collaboration with fashion designer Lisa Konno and Cake Film & Photography explore this phenomenon by following the journey of the giveaways in collector bins to their destination, Mombasa, Kenya. The doccie concludes with the appearance of fashionistas rising from the mountains to make a strong statement.

Dutch TV NPO2, BNNVARA, Sunday 29 September, 2019, 22h30.