A Documentary By Faythe Levine
Released November 2009 on DVD available at www.buyolympia.com

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 and 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.

Handmade Nation the book is available in fine bookstores everywhere in November 2008, Published by Princeton Architectural Press www.papress.com

The book is currently available on Amazon.com

Visit the blog for up to date event information & production details indiecraftdocumentary.blogspot.com

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  • 2013 TypoSF, Sketchnotes 3 of 7 by Carolyn_Sewell
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  • Handmade Nation Pillow by thestoryofkat
  • Handmade Nation Screening @ Dear Deer by Peras & Manzanas
  • Handmade Nation screening @ Dear Deer by Peras & Manzanas
  • Book Signing by caring sock
  • Faythe Signing Handmade Nation Books by caring sock

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    Sarah & Egg-A-Go-Go says:

    "These pictures are like sneaky little hors d'oeuvres - I can't wait to see this flim! Come play it in Boston please!"

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    "I cant wait to see the documentary!"

    February 11th, 2007

Faythe Levine
April 2006
Milwaukee, United States
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