Schmatta: rags to riches to rags,” a documentary about the rise and decline of new york's garment district — and the efforts to preserve what remains of a sector that played a vital role in the american jewish experience during the past century — premieres october 19 on hbo its director, marc levin. Schmatta: rags to riches to rags (hbo, 2009) brings to life the vibrant, unexpected history of the garment district which for many years was the heart and soul of midtown manhattan, but is now in danger of disappearing for thousands of immigrants the garment industry was a path to their american dream, but. Here are some of the jewish-themed films she is most proud of working on — at least partly because they brought out the jewish new yorker in her “schmatta: rags to riches to rags” (2009) “schmatta” covers the rise and fall of the garment industry in new york nevins has a bit of firsthand knowledge of. In the glamorous schmatta (rag) biz this week, the secondary materials and recycled textiles association won a fight to keep a measly 40,000 low-paying jobs in america by continuing to dump our unwanted clothes onto african countries the domestic apparel industries in these countries suffer terribly.
A cautionary story of labor and greed, schmatta: rags to riches to rags follows the decline of the once-robust apparel manufacturing industry in the us, while chronicling the industry's relationship with unions and government from the “ garmento” to the seamstress, from the designer to the marketing. We had done two other films for hbo [schmatta: rags to riches to rags and hard times: lost on long island] on how global economic forces are impacting real people we were looking to complete the trilogy we were sitting on the high line—the filmmakers, the producer, and i all those tourists are. Director marc levin (schmatta: rags to riches to rags, hiff '09, and hard times: lost on long island, audience award, hiff '11) presents class divide, a look into the modern effects of gentrification in west chelsea, new york, as seen through the eyes of students from both sides of the.
After watching schmatta: rags to riches to rags, which premieres tonight on hbo, you won't be buying a $10 frock from h&m anytime soon or maybe you will , but you'll feel terrible about itand you. Contact richard lowe work schmatta: rags to riches to rags soul train: the hippest trip in america imagining america the drug years and you don't stop: 30 years of hip hop lords of the revolution valley of tears goal dreams sex: the revolution bang the machine muscle shoals planet rock: the story of hip hop and the. Schmatta - rags to riches to rags(hbo documentary films) ex-girlfriends ( amazon) manhattan romance (starring tom o' brien, caitlin fitzgerald, gabby hoffmann, katherine waterston, available on amazon) the magic bracelet (starring jk simmons, james vanderbeek, hailee steinfeld, bailee madison. Last night, i watched the hbo documentary schmatta: rags to riches to rags ( schmatta is a yiddish word for rag) it was about the garment district in new york city it told the story of the vibrant role played by the garment industry in new york city for so much of the last century, and.
Teaser i cut for the upcoming hbo documentary schmatta: rags to riches to rags produced by blowback productions and hbo documentary films directed by | marc levin. The history of the garment district in new york starting with its rise and fall in the past 100 years the documentary directed by marc levin weaves the tale.
If you actually want to learn something, two other new documentaries do far more to explain how grand economic forces shape our daily lives schmatta: rags to riches to rags is an engrossing, elegiac history of the new york garment industry, largely seen through the eyes of those who've worked there. Schmatta: rags to riches to rags – can be found at the following: http://www amazoncom/schmatta-‐rags-‐riches-‐ unavailable/dp/b00l8azguu/ref= sr_1_1ie=utf8&qid=1439757784&sr=8-‐ 1&keywords=schmatta behavioral expectations students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment.
One of the greatest documentaries in the apparel industry from the past ten years is the hbo special titled “schmatta: rags to riches to rags” it outlines domestic production in the apparel industry in and around the nyc area the stats were astounding with a staggering 95% (1965) production done. Harry altman, vice president of the triangle underwear corporation, owned by his sister-in-law lillian messing beckerman edelman, obtained patent 2333404 in 1943 for a method for joining garment panels and forming edges such that “ bulky seams are obviated, a saving in material is effected, at least one stitching. Schmatta: rags to riches to rags brings to life the vibrant, unexpected history of the garment district, which for many years was the heart and soul of midtown manhattan, but is now in danger of disappearing for thousands of immigrants the garment industry was a path to their american dream, but today most of those. Q&a with director marc levin on his film schmatta at stf winter 2011 - duration: 9:45 stfdocs 441 views 9:45 the way the eagle shits - duration: 11: 15 blowbacktv 7,364 views 11:15 rags to riches (1986 movie) - pt 1 - duration: 10:01 nogetophule 34,975 views 10:01 hard times: lost on.
Levin and his documentary film partner, daphne pinkerson, have produced 11 films for hbo's documentary film division, including triangle: remembering the fire, schmatta: rags to riches to rags, mob stories, prisoners of the war on drugs, the execution machine: texas death row, soldiers in the army of god, and. A little yiddish goes a long way as the evocative title of a documentary premiering tonight on hbo like the first word of its name, schmatta: rags to riches to rags combines equal parts affection, nostalgia and social commentary as it traces the history of new york city's garment district, where tens of. Nancy abraham vp, documentary programming, hbo nancy abraham is senior vice president of documentary programming for home box office she is responsible for the development and production of hbo documentary films that have garnered numerous awards over the years including primetime emmy awards,.