Julie Christie tells the story of Andrea Galer's journey to discover what remained of the skilled lace makers in Sri Lanka following the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami and how this in turn led to the creation of the Power of Hands Foundation.
Romance and Reality
Staring Olivia Williams from Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie 2008). Here you can see how Andrea has supported the crafts workers from Sri Lanka by the use of their handmade lace in her film and TV work.
Andrea worked on David Starkey's Henry VIII series in 2009, her strong desire to promote ethical trade and champion skills that may soon be lost and provide workers with fair pay.
Andrea looks at the history of the craft's makers that would have served Henry VIII's court. Drawing parallels between the situation of the modern crafts makers in Sri Lanka, struggling to regain their lives after the Tsunami in 2004.