VIFF 2016: RiverBlue


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      Do you think about the water pollution, health problems, and deaths you’re contributing to each time you buy cheaply priced fashions from multinational clothing companies?

      You will after watching this investigation exposing how consumer purchases in the western world feed into the hydrocide, as one activist puts it, of the most important rivers in the East—and the global water system. Sidestepping the pitfalls of other colonial-activist films, B.C.–based river conservationist Mark Angelo meets journalists and environmentalists who are sounding the alarm in their own countries, from China and Indonesia to India and Pakistan. Although the documentary is TV-grade (to reach fashion-conscious consumers, style needs to be considered), the content is solid and alarming, with plenty of disturbing shots of polluted water as well as viable solutions that offer hope.


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