Collaborative filmmaking explores tensions within the transnational wool industry
A paradox characterises the wool industry: it is highly industrialised yet cannot be detached from place-specific ecologies and social relations. Wool sheared from sheep is materially shaped by the geopolitical and ecological particularities of the grasslands where they are raised. The EU-funded WOOL project explores how these local diversities shape the global wool industry, and how local sheep rearing and landscape management practices are shaped by practitioners’ imaginaries of geographically distant parts of the wool industry. Bringing together different versions of global wool, the approach deploys collaborative filmmaking engaging the work and analysis of sheep farmers, indigenous and/or black community members, laboratory technicians and ambulant sheep shearers from three wool regions, as well as the views of Europe-based businessmen.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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