The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
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.
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 +
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