A Sneak Preview of Peter Sutherland's Documentary on the Conservation Cotton Initiative in Gulu, Uganda
Photographer and filmmaker Peter Sutherland visited Northern Uganda in February for ten days to document the work that Edun is doing there. The CCI Uganda program is based in the Gulu District which is an area recovering from a civil war that has displaced millions of people. The CCI assists these farmers who are returning to their land by providing funding tools and training to grow organic cotton. The cotton produced is used to make Edun’s Grow to Sew T-shirt, where 100% of the proceeds from the line goes towards sustainable organic farming in Uganda.
The documentary will air on the Africa Channel in October 2010. http://www.theafricachannel.com/index.php
EDUN - http://www.edun.com/
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY & CONSERVATION COTTON INITIATIVE - http://www.wcs.org/conservation-challenges/local-livelihoods/farming-communities/conservation-cotton.aspx
NOWNESS - http://www.nowness.com/