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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

Direc­tors: David McIl­vride and Roger Williams

Win­ner of Best Envi­ron­men­tal Sub­ject at the Eugene Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val; nom­i­nat­ed for the Glob­al Health Com­pe­ti­tion at the Cleve­land Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val

Mark Ange­lo, an inter­na­tion­al riv­er con­ser­va­tion­ist, trav­els the globe to infil­trate one of the world’s most pol­lut­ing indus­tries that nobody ever men­tions: fash­ion. Through harsh chem­i­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es, and the irre­spon­si­ble dis­pos­al of tox­ic chem­i­cal waste, one of our favorite icon­ic prod­ucts has destroyed rivers and impact­ed the lives of peo­ple who count on riv­er water­ways for their sur­vival.

RiverBlue brings aware­ness to the destruc­tion of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the man­u­fac­tur­ing of our cloth­ing, and also demands sig­nif­i­cant change in the tex­tile indus­try from the top fash­ion brands. Nar­rat­ed by clean water sup­port­er Jason Priest­ley, this ground­break­ing doc­u­men­tary exam­ines the destruc­tion of our rivers, its effect on human­i­ty, and the solu­tions that inspire hope for a sus­tain­able future.

The film pos­es a fas­ci­nat­ing ques­tion: Is it pos­si­ble for fash­ion to save the plan­et?

Released in 2016

95 min­utes

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