RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

Directed by: David McIlvride & Roger Williams
Canada | 95 minutes
uk-premiere
best-documentary-feature
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 21st Sep 20:30
Q&A with Lisa Mazzotta

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Sun 24th Sep 12:30

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With stunning photography, RiverBlue visits locations in China and India, to investigate the terrible predicament of rivers flowing through overpopulated and underdeveloped communities. Here unregulated tanning and dyeing factories who produce cheap goods such as denim for the wealthy, privileged markets in the West, dump their waste into the rivers, turning them into no more than toxic soup.
This becomes particularly poignant as we watch Hindu families bathing in the Ganges, which is revered by them as a life enriching goddess, their lives at risk from the effects of chemicals discharged into the water from factories up river. Interviews with conservationists and enlightened manufacturers show a way forward and give hope for the future, while the camera follows ordinary people innocently living their lives amid the beautiful river landscapes and the brightly coloured factory interiors, oblivious to the horrific contamination which surrounds them.
Derek Ravenscroft
Runtime
95
Cast
Jason Priestley
Country
Canada
Director(s)
David McIlvride
Roger Williams
Writer(s)
David McIlvride
Producer(s)
Lisa Mazzotta
Roger Williams
Executive Producer(s)
Roger Williams
Mark Angelo
Screening Status
UK Premiere