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Handmade Nation

A movie directed by Faythe Levine

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Provides a lot of inspiration and insight

  • Jan 10, 2010
Rating:
+3
I followed the blog for the making of Handmade Nation a few years back and was excited to see the dvd had finally be released! It arrived, I popped it into the dvd player and sat back and took it all in.

I loved it, the interviews, watching people work, the craft fairs it was all great. It could have gone on for several more hours and I would have loved it, but unfortunately it's only a bit longer than an hour so that was a little bit disappointing. I know there are tons of other people that could have fit perfectly into this documentary. I'm going to take a guess by the amount of time that was taken to create this that the director could have kept going on as well. I would love to see a secondary documentary from her on the same subject.

For me it provided a lot of inspiration and also resources mentioned by the people being interviewed. There is screenprinting, glass work, shop owners (brick and mortar stores and online), knitting, and embroidery among others.

There was one odd moment when one of the people being interviewed staples her finger and walks around looking for a band-aid, it stuck out for me as being un-needed but overall I would highly suggest this documentary!

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review by . December 22, 2009
HANDMADE NATION examines a "trend" in American life that I didn't really understand existed (nor am I convinced it is a "trend"). It's a documentary about folks who make their (often modest) livings as creators, designers and marketers of crafts.     The very word "craft" is difficult to design. If someone makes a sock-puppet by gluing on some felt eyes and lips to a sock...is that craft? (Or is it junk?) Is a person who makes their own glass beads, often taking 2 hours for one …
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Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist & curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members. Today's craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.
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Director: Faythe Levine
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
Runtime: 65 minutes
Studio: Milwaukee DIY
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