Reel and Meal Presents – “RiverBlue”. A film about the Impact of the Fashion Industry. Monday, January 16, 2023, 7 PM

Reel and Meal Presents 


A film about the Impact of the Fashion Industry

Monday, January 16, 2023, 7 PM

 Arrive/Log on by 6:45 p.m., as the program starts promptly at 7p.m

In Person: Please come to the New Deal Café at 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD; Come enjoy the new wide-screen film projection system. Masks are encouraged. Please check the Cafe’s Facebook page for updates on current in person guidelines. Note: There will be a drawing of 5 $10.00 Gift Cards for the New Deal Café from among the in person audience at the Reel and Meal!

Virtual (on Zoom): Registration is required:

Plant-Based Meal: We encourage a plant-based meal to support our mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.

 The New Deal Café serves a variety of plant-based meals.  Online attendees can order a meal for takeout at the Café. Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery also offers takeout Dodah’s Vegan Lasagna at the Deli Hot Bar – pick up after 11am. 

Please note:   NDC Management asks that outside food not be brought into NDC.


Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, the film “RiverBlue” spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. This groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.  “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 Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group.  For more information on the series see the Reel and Meal Facebook page – Reel & Meal at the New Deal Cafe | Greenbelt MD | Facebook, or For more information contact Douglas Igelsrud at [] 

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