Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas



Year: 2016
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 95 minutes


Narrated by Jason Priestley, the original concept for RIVERBLUE was to film renowned conservationist Mark Angelo as he toured rivers across the world. Not only would the film spotlight the beauty of nature, but also it would examine the effects of pollution. While it wasn’t intended to focus on a specific cause, Angelo and the film’s directors began to see a pattern as they embarked on their journey. A lot of the chemical waste spilling into our water is coming from the plants that manufacture our clothing. From the dyes used to make our jeans to the chemicals that go into producing leather—fashion comes at a cost to our environment. As they ventured through China, India, Africa, Indonesia, and several other countries (including the United States), they witnessed the horrors first-hand. A number of popular clothing brands are disposing of chemical waste improperly, leading to some very serious consequences. By exposing this underreported issue, this provocative documentary enlightens the public and makes a passionate plea to push the fashion industry into changing their unprincipled practices. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Recommended for High School Students +

Global Health Competition

David McIlvride, Roger Williams

David McIlvride and Roger Williams are Gemini Award-winning filmmakers from Canada. McIlvride holds a B.F.A. from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, while Williams studied television and video production at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.


Roger Williams, Lisa Mazzotta

Roger Williams

David McIlvride, Kevin Jacques

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Cuyahoga River Restoration

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