Whether you regard the DIY crafting revolution as fun, empowering, radical, frivolous, an act of reclamation, an important response to consumerism, harmful to feminism, or merely cool, Faythe Levine's new documentary Handmade Nation will propel the conversation.

In this sneak peek at Levine's film, self-described "craft mafias" across the country talk about the importance of DIY in their lives - as an outlet for adult creativity, a reclamation of lost arts, a vehicle for radical action - and the dramatic growth of the movement.

Handmade Nation

Handmade Nation Trailer
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Handmade Nation: Stop Animated Opening Title Sequence
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Film: Handmade Nation [Mother Jones]
Crafty Comeback With Indie Edge [Washington Times]

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