Daughters of the Cloth | Chicago Reader

Daughters of the Cloth

Two generations of a Korean immigrant family talk about the apparel trade in this 2001 video documentary by Seung-hyun Yoo. The parents came to the U.S. in the 70s and opened a clothing factory in Los Angeles, working long hours at the expense of their personal lives. In contrast, their three daughters became retail entrepreneurs, several steps up the social and economic ladder from their mother and father. They're savvier and more articulate, but Yoo, who supplied the dispassionate voice-over, lets them dwell too long on the logistics of labor law, capital flow, and the export business. This is more a business-school case study than a family portrait—and a dull one at that. 56 min.

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