Haute couture on Colombia’s mean streets | DW Documentary


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  • Elena Lenkova
    Elena Lenkova  1 months back

    This documentary moved me deeply. How amazing it is that there are people like Diamantina that do not look down on people who are down on their luck, who truly wants to contribute to bettering their lives with her project, to inspire them and make them feel dignified. This is so inspiring! I hope she meets great success in her endeavor, as well as the people who benefit from it.

    Éste documental me movío mucho. Es increíble que haya personas cómo Diamantina, que no miren desde arriba a la gente más desafortunada, y que realmente quiere ayudar a mejorar sus vidas con su proyecto, inspirandolos y honorando su dignidad. Es tan inspiracional! Espero que tenga mucho éxito en su proyecto y la gente que contribuye también.

    • Brian Fong
      Brian Fong  1 months back

      It's good that they are being paid *AND* feeling better about themselves.
      That feeling of self-worth might influence their decisions to buy something other than drugs.
      It's way better than just giving money to the homeless.

    • muted spark
      muted spark  1 months back

      Yes, what an example of how to dignify other fellow humans. A far cry from the self-centred, me-ism of those in the spotlight of todays media - celebs, politicians, sports people - the virtue signallers.

  • Mike Clancy
    Mike Clancy  2 weeks back

    "Arts & Crafts" therapy does not help alcoholics and drug addicts.

    • Giana S
      Giana S  3 weeks back

      God Bless you Diamantina, I just wish she wouldn't be so close in proximity to these people when they are high as they can be unpredictable and we need people like you in the world! / Que Dios te Bendiga chula, porfavor tenga cuidado y que dios te tenga en su gloria xoxo


        where do u guys get ur info and who funds you guys

        • AbiolaTime
          AbiolaTime  3 weeks back

          What amazing work Diamondtina and her team are doing. Quite wonderful and the dresses are community created art pieces. Beautifully human.

          • AbiolaTime
            AbiolaTime  3 weeks back

            It's mad how much people look down on Africa as though it's a town full of the poor and desperate. It's a continent with nations facing the same challenges as nations the world over. A street guy comforting himself that at least he's doing better than children in Africa is ample demonstration of the effectiveness of the western world's anti African propaganda. African nations need to rebrand themselves in their own image.

            • Melba Villarreal
              Melba Villarreal  3 weeks back

              The people are as interesting as the clothes!

              • British Comedy Bronco Rothschild Triple Agent

                I like it ! Biva Colombia...

                • Yan
                  Yan  1 months back

                  The project is so amazing. All the clothes and models are beautiful. Best luck for all.
                  Many thanks to DW documentary 👍

                  • Pico Peco
                    Pico Peco  1 months back

                    Both bazar and beautiful ❤️

                    • Animal Farm
                      Animal Farm  1 months back

                      This is the fascinating place for magic realism. Many things are beyond our common sense and perception of the world. Now you know why García Márquez could wrote his masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude.

                      • moha lusiyo
                        moha lusiyo  1 months back

                        This woman who created this is a freaking hero,im proud

                        • S. Restrepo
                          S. Restrepo  1 months back

                          she treats her employees with more dignity that most multinational corporations. we should learn to bring dignity back into working conditions

                          • Adam_E
                            Adam_E  1 months back

                            Wow what an amazing person and story.

                            • anik sawhney
                              anik sawhney  1 months back

                              Wow really heart touching gr8 work

                              • Tube Specific
                                Tube Specific  1 months back

                                A peaceful order out of chaos is the narrative. Interesting urban scene, but one I'd feel very unsafe to step into. Thanks for showing something so different as this one.

                                • Prabhu Chandian
                                  Prabhu Chandian  1 months back

                                  WoW, I loved it.

                                  • needmoreramsay
                                    needmoreramsay  1 months back

                                    She has a dramatic life event, then leaves her kids, husband and family to go pursue a life pursuing fashion and chilling with the lowest of society. There is something to be said about helping people, but giving them a fun hang out to occupy their minds and entertain them is MILES away from providing any meaningful occupation or other prospects of recovery.

                                    • Louis Lark
                                      Louis Lark  1 months back

                                      What a beauriful humanitarian gesture with much love and acceptance.

                                      • Baba Juwara
                                        Baba Juwara  1 months back

                                        He said he thinks he is better than the children in Africa..man you are lost ...Africa is no longer define by its past . Most Africans are doing extremely well more than you think. Most of them have a roof over their heads and food to eat they are far better than many people know.

                                        • Baba Juwara
                                          Baba Juwara  1 months back

                                          @Luis M keep being stuck in the past and being mislead by the media. Africa is no longer define by the past.I have stepped my feet in all of the habitable continents so I have seen the evidence. Perhaps you have not gone to Africa you only rely on hearsay and the media. And that has kept you in the past.

                                        • Luis M
                                          Luis M  1 months back

                                          No they are not amigo

                                      • Aquilesquev 29
                                        Aquilesquev 29  1 months back

                                        Such quality in documentaries from DW keeps me motivated to await and see every new material. What a beautiful soul that women changing lives.

                                        • Tyler McFadden
                                          Tyler McFadden  1 months back

                                          Love that the documentary person tried to sniff the glue too lol

                                          • Grey Virus
                                            Grey Virus  1 months back

                                            That whole city is like a crazy house. I am humbled by her work, but man that's just crazy how those people are and she has them doing embroidering?! My mind literally doesn't know how to process what I've just seen. Great Doc DW!

                                            • Christina Bonhorst
                                              Christina Bonhorst  1 months back

                                              Such compassion. I'm blown away.

                                              • Theo My
                                                Theo My  1 months back

                                                Congratulations, Ms. Diamantina! a supernatural work without political or religious demands, but with an open heart! 👍❤✌

                                                • Kat Buckley
                                                  Kat Buckley  1 months back

                                                  This really is wonderful, but please Diamantina take care, I was from the streets and things can turn dangerous very quickly. Also please pay attention to new people in your group, you do not want to introduce the vulnerable with out addictions and such to those that are fully entrenched. Very beautiful and inspiring though. XOX

                                                  • Raven W
                                                    Raven W  1 months back

                                                    I low key think that lady is the second coming of Christ

                                                    • Sal
                                                      Sal  1 months back

                                                      You should get your brain checked out.

                                                  • dicetaro
                                                    dicetaro  1 months back

                                                    Incredible. THANK YOU DW for covering such important and human topics worldwide. I’m so grateful for the work you all put in to your videos. I’m very moved.

                                                    • Vicki Diana Coghlan
                                                      Vicki Diana Coghlan  1 months back

                                                      Making clothes from drug addicts.
                                                      Different Strokes For Different Folkes.
                                                      What ever turns you on.
                                                      Shes like a Karl Largerfield of Colombia!!
                                                      Shasay Shasay!!!

                                                      • Lopro94
                                                        Lopro94  1 months back

                                                        I've never had much respect for fashion shows. I thought it's far removed from reality and useless overpriced bullshit. Damn, this video has changed my mind quite abruptly! That women and her team are doing wonders, I adore her attitude towards herself and others and her dedication! What a role model! And the eyes of the people coming as models, jeez that hit the feels! This video has made me very happy and humble! Big respect!

                                                        • armando moran
                                                          armando moran  1 months back


                                                          • Harry R
                                                            Harry R  1 months back

                                                            Great show guys! DW Rocks 🤘

                                                            • Kumo I Iipinge
                                                              Kumo I Iipinge  1 months back

                                                              Very nice she truly has a kind heart.

                                                              • Cold Heart Riddim
                                                                Cold Heart Riddim  1 months back

                                                                Beautiful humane human.

                                                                • rahul kapur
                                                                  rahul kapur  1 months back

                                                                  Bravo...what a fantastic and original concept!

                                                                  • wilson suarez
                                                                    wilson suarez  1 months back

                                                                    The pieces of work look even better than some of the one you see in Paris, Milan, New York or london.
                                                                    The way in which she involves the many people around her is amazing, instead of alienating like other fashion generally does, by making itself only for the wealthy.
                                                                    Fantastic work.great documentary.

                                                                    • Sol Rex
                                                                      Sol Rex  1 months back

                                                                      Exceptional doc as all the projects of DW...well done!!..also a big congrats to Diamantina who is promoting fashion through street people that whatever matters the circumstances of life they are humans, and are part of the society, despite the arrogance or dislike of others, at least someone is contributing to show positive news from Colombia, instead of crime and cocaine...great great job!!

                                                                      • chud babies
                                                                        chud babies  1 months back

                                                                        calming micro-frequencies in the music.

                                                                        • Tanja Petties
                                                                          Tanja Petties  1 months back

                                                                          Diamontina an exceptional humble woman.... giving human man and woman kind an opportunity to work with haute couture is the beginning of grander opportunities to come in the future.. Diamontina as well saving the community and neighborhood by giving the career choice for money to flow .. a compassionate woman ..this is marvelous people vibing conversating .🙏🏽

                                                                          • muted spark
                                                                            muted spark  1 months back

                                                                            In the mean time, we are fed a fast food, junk food diet of celebrity and politician 'role models'; narcissists only in it for themselves, with total disrespect and disregard for fellow humans. Then there is this woman Diamantina Arcoiris.

                                                                            • ala' Arabyat
                                                                              ala' Arabyat  1 months back

                                                                              This is a heroic behavior , not all heroes are known

                                                                              • Delhi Boy
                                                                                Delhi Boy  1 months back

                                                                                0 Dislikes so far says it all. Such a beautiful stuff hard to see on YT. Keep shining guys.

                                                                                • Enzo Jerez berlin
                                                                                  Enzo Jerez berlin  1 months back

                                                                                  It is great!!! fantastic!!! Amazing!! Awesome!!! Una recocha!!!

                                                                                  • Edgar Barranco
                                                                                    Edgar Barranco  1 months back

                                                                                    Great work sometimes you have to micro manage.