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Oburoni Wawu

Synopsis
Suggests that aid organisations supplying second-hand clothes to needy people in developing countries may be doing more harm than good, because the market for locally produced garments and textiles is thus destroyed, with potentially catastrophic consequences for fragile economies. In Ghana people say the donated clothes are those of ‘dead whites’ or ‘oburoni wawu’ because they cannot believe that anyone still alive would part with perfectly good clothes.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 45 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)
Subjects
Development studies
Keywords
clothing; developing countries; international aid; textile industries

Credits

Director
Boris Terpinc
Producer
Boris Terpinc

Production Company

Name

Medusa-Film

Phone
+49 7121 290860
Fax
+49 7121 24343
Address
Lindachstrasse 13
D-74765 Reutlingen
Germany

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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