Fri, 09 Apr | Online Event

WAX PRINT DOCUMENTARY + DISCUSSION

We're ending our IWD-themed movie nights with a special screening of WAX PRINT. The feature length documentary tells the story of traditional African clothing, uncovering the people, culture and business behind the vibrant fabrics.
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Time & Location

09 Apr, 18:00 – 20:00
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About the Event

Surprised to learn from her Nigerian grandmother that ‘traditional’ African wax printed fabrics  were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, British-born filmmaker and fashion  designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across four continents to trace the two-hundred  year history of this iconic textile. From the intricate hand-crafted batiks of Indonesia to the cotton  fields of North America and from European industrial mills to the bustling markets of West Africa,  the story of how one fabric came to symbolise a whole continent, it’s people and their struggles. 

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