Unravel follows women workers in textile factories who sort, shred and prepare clothes for recycling that come over from Western countries. They reflect on these clothes and construct a picture of the lives of the owners, using their imagination and the rumours that travel with the cast-offs.

Director: Meghna Gupta
Producer: Meghna Gupta
Documentary, UK, 2012
14:00 min

Meghna is a documentary director who has worked in broadcast, independent film and created digital content over the last 5 years. She’s driven by storytelling, and has also produced short fiction. She’s worked for Channel 4, Al Jazeera, BBC Learning, The Princes Trust, The Gates Foundation, The Royal Academy of Engineers and more.

Her work is cinematic, and brought to life with a strong sense of empathy. She works to take an audience intimately close, and to create moments of spontaneity and emotion on screen.

Her independent work has won over 35 awards on the film festival circuit including a Creative England Best of British and an Al Jazeera Jury Award. She’s also been one of 40 directors on Channel 4’s Spotlight scheme for BAME directors.




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