This year’s WorldView explores the culture of the fashion industry as a global marketplace fueled by creative ideas, resources, and drive. Students and teachers will see Dressed, a documentary film by director David John Swajeski about Nary Manivong, a native of Columbus, Ohio, who moves to New York with $200 dollars in his pocket and a dream to make it in the fashion industry. Manivong, whose parents are originally fromLaos, was abandoned at age 14. At the time, he attended Walnut Ridge High School, a Columbus City School, and was homeless, living on the street, and dangerously close to dropping out of school. The film chronicles the dramatic changes in his life as dreams and reality collide and he finds that, with a ton of drive and a little bit of luck, almost anything can happen.
This film can be accessed on: Amazon Prime, YouTube Red, and Google Play.
The WorldView program includes teaching and learning resources, the film screening, a guest speaker, and in-depth peer discussion, with lunch also provided.
Program engages academic standards in: Arts, Geography, Social Studies, Humanities, and Media Literacy.
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