Friday Harbor Film Festival is showing Best of the Fest films twice a month - first and third Tuesdays - at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor. On June 5, "River Blue” will be screened.
Mark Angelo, an international river conservationist, travels the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries that nobody ever mentions: fashion. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes, and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on river waterways for their survival.
RiverBlue brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, and also demands significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
The film poses a fascinating question: Is it possible for fashion to save the planet?
Released in 2016, the running time is 95 minutes.