Secondhand (Pepe)


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    The flow of secondhand clothing from North America to Haiti.
     

    DIRECTED BY: Hanna Rose Shell & Vanessa Bertozzi

    Documentary | United States, Haiti, Canada | 2007 | 24 mins | English |

    SYNOPSIS:

    The historical memoir of a Jewish immigrant rag picker intertwines with the present-day story of Pepe – second-hand clothing that flows from North America to Haiti. This documentary explores the materiality of recycled clothes, their secret afterlives and the unspoken connections among people in an era of globalization.