Slay follows director Rebecca Cappelli across seven countries to track the supply chains of leather, fur and wool.
OLIVIA PINNOCK: A new documentary investigating the impact of animal-based materials used for fashion launches today on free streaming platform, WaterBear. Co-produced by one of the directors behind Cowspiracy, which made ripples for its exploration of the meat industry’s link to the climate crisis, Slay follows director Rebecca Cappelli across seven countries to track the supply chains of leather, fur and wool.
Cappelli visits tanneries in India, speaks with migrant workers in Italy, explores deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, tours fur wholesale markets in China and breaks into a farm in Australia with activists to rescue an orphaned lamb.
This documentary is about far more than just animal rights though. Cappelli taps into the current conversation around sustainability and presents an argument that the social and environmental impact of animal-based materials has not been accurately portrayed.
Expert voices featured in the documentary include vegan activist Ed Winters, sustainability advocates Samata Pattinson, Dana Thomas and Bandana Tewari and representatives from professional bodies Fur Europe and Australia Wool Innovation. Here is the interview of Cappelli about the making of the documentary. SOURCE…