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Directed by David McIlvride, Roger Williams

British Columbia 2016 90 mins. In English

Among the many environmental threats to the planet and human survival is the challenge of clean water, especially in parts of the world where soaring populations are squeezed into smaller geographical locations. There are many reasons rivers get polluted in such environments, but sometimes you, the consumer, can make a difference simply in your choice in clothes. Take a journey to China, Indonesia, and the Philippines to see just what impact the textile and fashion industry has had on the environment and meet some forward-thinkers who are seeing a path to economic and environmental sustainability. There is hope, but it might begin in your closet.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.