RiverBlue explores the dark side of jeans production. It is cheaper for companies to manufacture clothing in countries, such as China, Bangladesh or India, where there are no environmental laws against polluting waterways with toxic chemicals. The Pearl River in China is indigo blue because of the 200 million jeans manufactured there each year. Creating beautiful clothes in this way poisons the waterways that people need for their livelihood. Roger Williams, producer of the film, will lead the discussion following the film. Come learn about the companies that avoid using hazardous chemicals to manufacture the clothes we wear.
The film is free and live at 7 pm on Monday, January 16 at the New Deal Cafe and on Zoom. Online registration is required for “virtual” participants at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealJan16. For online attendees, the Greenbelt Co- op Supermarket offers a vegan option, Dodah’s Kitchen Spinach Lasagna, from the grab-and-go side of the deli’s hot-food case, available from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. The Cafe offers a full menu, including several vegan options, for the live screening.
Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition. For more information contact Douglas Igelsrud at .