THE 100 MILE JACKET, 9min,. Canada, Documentary
Directed by Jamie Day Fleck
The 100 Mile Jacket shows what it could look like if you met each person on the journey of a wool garment from sheep to finished product. Each artisan that touches this garment changes it into its final creation using age-old techniques and handmade expertise. The final piece is a product of history or perhaps a look forward in time with local natural fibre production as an integral part of a more sustainable future.
Director Biography - Jamie Day Fleck
Jamie Day Fleck was born in Florida and then moved to Toronto, Canada. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons School of Design in New York City. In New York she started her commercial photography career relocating back to Toronto in 2011. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in 2014. Her documentaries have won awards and screened at film festivals in the US and Canada. She recently released a feature documentary which she directed/produced about Urban Agriculture in Toronto entitled In My Backyard. Her films tend to focus on artistic process and environmental issues.