Film screening 'Green Warriors Indonesia: The World's Most Polluted River'

For whom
Students, Employees
When
10-10-2019 from 18:00 to 20:00
Where
Film-Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
UGent Fair Trade
Contact
francis.tullemans@ugent.be
Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/764430497321136/
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Documentary on the role of the fashion industry din the pollution of the Citarum river in Indonesia.

As part of the Fair Trade Week, UGent Fair Trade invites all students, staff and other interested parties to a documentary screening on the pollution caused by the textile industry.

Green Warriors Indonesia: The World's most Polluted River is a documentary by Martin Boudot (2018) on the pollution of the Citarum river, Indonesia. He teams up with international scientists to investigate the causes and consequences of this pollution, only to find out that one of the main polluters is actually the fashion industry. 500 textile factories dump their wastewater directly into the Citarum river. Thanks to the help of concerned citizens, the "Green Warriors" team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the Citarum water.

Have a look at the trailer

Journalist Sarah Vandoorne will provide an introduction to the documentary. She has just returned from Indonesia, conducting research on the Citarum river for MO* Magazine. She will soon report on MO.be about the impact of pollution on the environment, the textile industry and the workers that produce the fabrics for our clothing.

After the film a debate will follow with water expert dr. Marjolein Vanoppen and Sara Ceustermans, coordinator of the Clean Clothes Campaign.

The screening will take place thursday the 10th of october in the Film-Plateau (Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent), from 18h to 20h. Free admission.

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