Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World's Most Polluted River

Citarum river, Indonesia, is the world’s most polluted river. A reporter teamed up with international scientists to investigate the causes and consequences of this pollution.

One of the main polluters is actually the fashion industry: 500 textile factories throw away 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.

"Green Warriors" is a series of scientific investigation documentaries by Martin Boudot.

1) Indonesia, The World's Most Polluted River

2) South Africa's Toxic Townships

3) Paraguay's Poisoned Fields

Director(s): Martin Boudot
Production: Paul Moreira, Luc Hermann, Premières Lignes, Premieres Lignes
Actors: Martin Boudot
Year: 2017
Duration: 52 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): French, English, Spanish
Country of origin: France
Shooting Locations: Indonesia
Screening rights: Javafilms ()
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Main topic(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste
Secondary topics: toxins clothing drinking water health
Mentions: pollution river Citarum textil fashion industry children investigation scandal
Topic Page(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste

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