RiverBlue (2017)

RiverBlue (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Documentary, Genre, News
Director:
Starring: Orsola De Castro, Jason Priestley, Mark Angelo, ,
Run time: 95 min
IMDb: 8.3/10
Country: Canada
Views: 155544

Synopsis

Storyline:
RiverBlue discovers the toxic side effects of textile production and jean manufacturing on some of the world’s largest rivers. Traveling from tanneries along rivers in India, to some of the largest jean manufacturing factories in China, renowned river advocate, Mark Angelo, guides us through the declining health of these important waterways.
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RiverBlue
User Reviews: In part it’s about some of our most polluted rivers such as in Xintang, China; Yamuna, Delhi, India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Citarum, Jakarta, Indonesia. Normally we think of sewage, plastics, industrial waste, but this adds clothing leather/textile manufacturing & how much it contributes to the morass. Even with what we wear, whether at work or casually, it gives more support to the KISS ethos of minimalism in life – wear less; use recycled more. My main concern w/this doc was the reliance upon subjective evaluation of the harm – looks bad, smells bad. The producers should have arranged to have samples taken when visiting each site & have them analyzed as to source chemical composition & quantity. Such objectivity substantiates action against the offenders.

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