An experimental film that sheds light on the vital issues of the fast fashion industry and our participation in over-consumption. It reveals the persistence of unsustainable practices that fast fashion companies ignorantly exploit and how they contribute to climate change.
Retired School of Cinema staff member Roy Charles Ramsing (1937-2020) passed away peacefully in his sleep last November. Family and friends remember Ramsing as kind, patient and even-keeled with a lifelong drive to help others and an ever-present playful sense of humor.
He was born on April 30, 1937, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to Karl Tage Ramsing and Coyla Boomershine Ramsing. While attending Beloit College, Ramsing met Pamella Fletcher. They married in 1960. After college he was drafted into the Army, before the start of the Vietnam War. He served in Germany and then in the Army Reserves until 1966.
In the heyday of the 1960s migration to San Francisco, Roy took advantage of the GI bill and boldly moved his family so that he could study photography at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). With his loving open heart, Roy immediately felt at home in the city. He joined the SFAI Film Department as the Technical Supervisor and helped students realize their cinematic dreams for 30 years. He also taught a class in Sound for Film.
In 1977, Roy met Jacalyn White in James Broughton's Beginning Soulmaking class. They were destined to become soulmates for the next 43 years. Roy became the Cinema Equipment Supervisor at San Francisco State University in 1997. He retired in 2017 at the age of 80, after 50 years of working in higher education.
Remembrances in Roy's name may be made to the Roy Ramsing Memorial Cinema Scholarship Fund at SF State or your favorite charity.