Watch the global broadcast ‘Nations United”
On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals – in the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our economies and societies – this 30-minute film tells the story of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. Directed by renowned filmmaker Richard Curtis and produced by the documentary film company 72 Films, “Nations United” presents the facts, data, and opportunities we have as a human family to reimagine and reshape the future. The film will be broadcast on numerous television channels, radio stations, and streaming services around the world.
“Nations United – Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times” sets out what must be done to tackle the world’s biggest issues, from COVID-19 to poverty, inequality, gender discrimination, climate change, justice and human rights. The broadcast will also mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, as well as the 5th anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Amidst a global crisis, “Nations United – Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times” takes audiences on a dynamic exploration of the times we live in, the multiple tipping points our planet faces and the interventions that could transform our world over the next ten years. The film is produced by 72 Films and writer, director, and UN Sustainable Development Goals
Advocate Richard Curtis. It features:
Leading activists such as education advocate and UN Messenger of Peace, Malala Yousafzai
UN Goodwill Ambassadors Don Cheadle (UNEP) and Michelle Yeoh (UNDP)
Sustainable Development Goals Advocate and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace, Forest Whitaker, and actor and women’s rights activist Thandie Newton OBE
Professor of Educational Technology, Sugata Mitra
An exclusive performance from Grammy-nominated singer Burna Boy, and a new version of a previous UN performance by multi-Grammy award-winning artist Beyoncé
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed
Julia Roberts will host a radio broadcast and podcast version of the show, in addition.
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The Transparent Path to Responsibility with the Hanesbrands
Sept 9th 2020
Three College Students Explore T-shirt Sustainability in Behind-the-Scenes “Crop to Campus” Documentary That Shows Step-by-Step Process in the Apparel Supply Chain
The seven-part minidocumentary follows three North Carolina State University students on an all-questions-answered journey from cotton field to finished T-shirt
HanesBrands, a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel is releasing a seven-part minidocumentary commissioned to let millennials and Generation-Z youth explore how the iconic T-shirt fits with their views on responsible fashion.
The Crop to Campus documentary, created by award-winning filmmaker Rod Murphy of Asheville, North Carolina, follows three North Carolina State University now-graduated seniors from the Wilson College of Textiles as they review every step of T-shirt manufacturing.
The documentary’s first episode is available on www.CropToCampus.com and introduces the students who follow the supply chain of the T-shirt from farm field to end consumer. Subsequent episodes will drop every Tuesday for the next six weeks, concluding with the availability of the full 20-minute minidocumentary.
The “Crop to Campus” documentary, created by award-winning filmmaker Rod Murphy of Asheville, North Carolina, follows three North Carolina State University now-graduated seniors from the Wilson College of Textiles as they review every step of T-shirt manufacturing.
The documentary’s first episode is available on www.CropToCampus.com and introduces the students who follow the supply chain of the T-shirt from farm field to end consumer. Subsequent episodes will drop every Tuesday for the next six weeks, concluding with the availability of the full 20-minute
The students – Mamie Trigg of Austin, Texas, Katy Powers of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Sydney Parker of Raleigh, North Carolina – take the journey by visiting, discussing, and interacting with farmers, employees, and communities integral to making a Hanes ComfortWash T-shirt.
Murphy, the filmmaker, followed the students last year to cotton fields and yarn spinning in the southeast United States, to HanesBrands-owned fabric knitting, cutting and sewing in El Salvador, and finally back to campus in Raleigh where the venerable
T-shirt serves as a critical part of the wardrobe of college students.
“This was a great project primarily because of the openness of everyone involved,” said Murphy, who has won 14 awards for his first four documentary feature films. “No topics were off the table. As seniors, the students came into this project at a crossroads where they are passionate about textiles and apparel but deeply concerned about fashion’s impact on the future of the planet.”
HanesBrands commissioned the documentary to assess how well its corporate social responsibility resonates with the expectations of millennials and Generation-Z youth.
“HanesBrands, unlike most manufacturers in the apparel industry, owns the majority of its supply chain, which gives us distinct advantages in not only cost, scale, and flexibility but also control of how that manufacturing is conducted,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands’ vice president of corporate social responsibility. “We exert great influence to ensure environmentally and socially responsible production.
“From responsibly grown and harvested cotton to low-waste yarn-spinning operations to investing in biomass, hydro, and geothermal energy, we’ve made a commitment to identify opportunities to improve our ecological footprint and social impact at every stage of the supply chain. We also have an actively engaged employee base around the globe that is committed to constantly improving our processes and the communities in which we operate. This film offers both these students and the rest of the world an inside look at one of our company’s strongest assets.”
The documentary episode release dates and topics are:
Sept. 8: “Crop to Campus: The Journey Begins”
Sept. 15: “U.S. Grown Cotton”
Sept. 22: “Yarn Spinning in the U.S.A.”
Sept. 29: “El Salvador Production: Stitch by Stitch”
Oct. 6: “Community: It’s About the People”
Oct. 13: “Back to Campus: Tee Party”
Oct. 20: “Takeaways: How important is responsible manufacturing?”
Crop to Campus also will be screened in its entirety on Thursday, Oct. 8, with a virtual event in conjunction with the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem. Visit www.CropToCampus.com to learn more about the documentary series, or www.HanesForGood.com for more information about Hanes’ responsible manufacturing practices.