Virtual Film Club: "RiverBlue"

(Paddle Productions, 2017, 95 minutes)

Join our museum community online for a discussion of RiverBlue, a documentary following the impact of mass textile production on the world’s waterways. The conversation will be led by our Curator of Education Lori Kartchner and Marissa Jablonski, director of the Fresh Water Collaborative of Wisconsin. 

About the Film

From denim to leather to fast fashion, fashion is widely considered to be one of the world’s most polluting industries. RiverBlue is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles an unprecedented three-year, around-the-world river journey by paddler and conservationist Mark Angelo, during which he uncovered and documented the extensive pollution impacts of the global fashion industry. (Paddle Productions, 2017, 95 minutes.) 

About Marissa Jablonski

Dr. Marissa Jablonski is a development engineer and educator who consults with groups worldwide that are wrestling with complex concerns related to water, sustainability, and culture. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Jablonski designed an internationally recognized project that continues to engage with informal dye industries in rural India to affordably clean their wastewater. Today, she leads the Fresh Water Collaborative of Wisconsin.

How to Participate

To participate, simply sign up here, and then watch the film at your leisure before Thursday, July 30. The film is available to stream on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and iTunes. We will email you a link and instructions for joining our group discussion on Zoom. 

About the Fashion on Film Series

Monthly discussions on documentary and feature films explore the world of fashion, design, sustainability, and global traditions. 


RiverBlue - Available Now Teaser from RiverBlue on Vimeo.