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Title Abloni : l'export de la surconsommation / un film de Alexandre Oktan ; réalisation, Alexandre Oktan ; scénaristes, Lara Fitzgerald, Alexandre Oktan ; produit avec le participation du Fonds canadien de télévision ; produit avec la collaboration de Tele-Quebec, TVOntario ; produit par Mediatique Inc
Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, [2008]
copyright 2008
Online access available from:
Ethnographic Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary "Abloni reveals how the second-hand clothes business creates a livelihood for a whole chain of wholesalers and retailers; how it supports charities and recycles waste products in rich countries; how it destroys the textile industries and traditions in poor countries; how it revolutionizes style and fashion in places as far away as a small village in central Togo; how wearing the simplest bit of clothing--like a second-hand shirt from Canada-- becomes, in an African village, a political, economic, and cultural "statement"; and how it has led, too, to the birth of a new hybrid African style, creatively mixing western fashions and local textiles and patterns"-- Container
Event Originally produced: 2005
Notes French subtitled in English, and English
Subject Clothing trade.
Fashion -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Television programs -- Canada.
Used clothing industry.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Caswell, Mark
Fitzgerald, Lara
Oktan, Alexandre
Canadian Television Fund.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Mediatique, Inc