The True Cost Movie Discussion Questions

Please answer any 3 of the following prompt questions and please do not plagiarize!1. As demonstrated in the film, some economists argue that conditions in garment factories, bad as they may be, are better opportunities for workers in “developing” countries than they would have otherwise. After watching this film, do you buy this argument? Even if the argument is true, does that mean that conditions should not be improved? How are women’s rights particularly affected?2. How important is collective bargaining to workers’ rights? When workers organized and protested the labor conditions in the film, they were met with a fierce backlash from their employers and state forces. Why is worker organizing and collective bargaining so threatening to employers and governments?3. As evidenced in the film, organic cotton can be grown without threat to the health of the producers, consumers or the environment. Why is organic cotton not the standard? What do you think is preventing it from being so? How can it be changed?4. The garment industry is the second-most polluting in the world. A significant amount of this pollution is the “disposable” clothing itself. What do you think can be done to reduce waste, the garment industry’s effect on the climate and on the environment in general?5. As experts suggest in the film, consuming more can have a negative effect on your psyche. Do you think that a change in your consumption habits can improve your well-being?6. What bothered you most in the film, if anything?