Green Warriors
Indonesia : The World’s Most Polluted River

A film by Martin Boudot
First broadcast June 5th, 2019 on France 5

Green Warriors, a series of scientific investigative documentaries.

Citarum river, Indonesia.  It’s the world’s most polluted river.

A reporter teams up with international scientists to investigate the causes and consequences of this pollution.

One of the main polluters is actually hidden in our closets : 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 analyzes water samples, rice, children’s hair…

They find out many toxic chemicals that endanger the lives of the 14 million Indonesian using the Citarum water.

These findings made the Indonesian governement change its wastewater regulations. The president also recently announced a new plan to clean up the Citarum.

The fashion brands questioned in this documentary promised a better control of their Indonesian suppliers.