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RiverBlue (2017)

RiverBlue chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry.

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... Himself
... Himself - Narrator
Orsola De Castro ... Herself
Kumi Naidoo ... Himself
Ma Jun ... Himself
François Girbaud ... Himself
Peter Golding ... Himself
Lukus Eichmann ... Himself
Nicole Bridger ... Herself
Stuart Bunn ... Himself
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Eric Dickstein ... Himself
Syeda Rizwanna Hasan ... Herself
Von Hernandez ... Himself
Rakesh Jaiswal ... Himself
Zamfar Lari ... Himself
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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. Written by RiverBlue

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3 April 2017 (USA)  »

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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?  »

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River Blue offers awareness, but no real solution
11 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie offers awareness about the environmental impact on waterways of the jeans and leather industry. It's a good movie if you want to become aware of the impact of the clothing industry, but I wouldn't recommend it if you are an educated environmentalist.

There isn't a solid research behind the movie (or at least, it doesn't show). Unfortunately, there is a lack of real and sustainable solutions. The last part of the movie covers some new technology to make your jeans look used, but they are in no way "eco-friendly" solutions.

The movie offers great images and it makes people aware of the jeans and leather production impact on waterways, but no more. In terms of offering a more comprehensive portrait of the environmental impact of the clothing industry, I would recommend True Cost over that one.


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