Fancy but harmful - Clothing that makes us ill

The documentary follows the trail of toxic chemicals that are found in our clothing and shoes. From head to toe, we are surrounded by toxic substances, causing symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, respiratory diseases or headaches. The textile industrie claims its victims. The causes are to be found in global trade and a world of fashion which evades all governmental regulation.


Director: Inge Altemeier

Born 1956, lives in Hamburg and studied English language and literature, politics and educational sciences. She worked as a freelancer for radio and TV. As of 1991, she is a television journalist, filmmaker and writer for the TV stations NDR, SWR, Arte and Der Spiegel. She is a specialist in worldwide investigative research.

45 Min.
Director: Inge Altemeier
Script: Inge Altemeier
Cinematography: Birgit Handke, Reinhard Hornung, Ayhan Salar, Michael Wulfes
Editing: Reinhard Hornung
Narrator: Constantin v. Westphalen , Ulrike Johannson
Editor: Kathrin Bronnert (NDR/ARTE)
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